Asteroid Apophis To Hit Earth Soon (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)
Asteroid Apophis is also known as ‘God of Chaos’. It is to be noted that the 370m-wide space rock is potentially on a collision course with Earth. If the supergiant asteroid hits the Earth, it would leave a crater more than a mile wide and a 518 metres deep. It is also worth mentioning here that if Apophis hits Earth, the impact of the asteroid would be equivalent to 880million tons of TNT being detonated – 65,000 times as powerful as the nuclear bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima. The space rock was first discovered in 2004. NASA had then said that the asteroid may hit Earth in 2029. If not, then it may hit Earth on April 12, 2068. Yes, you read it right. However, research scientist and official representative for Billy Meier, Michael Horn has claimed that he and his team have discovered the exact impact zone of the destructive 'God of Chaos' Apophis asteroid will be.
According to a report of Express.co.uk, Michael Horn revealed that the Apophis would definitely hit Earth and cause mass destruction wherever it hit. Horn further claimed that he and his team have narrowed down the area to between the North Sea and the Black Sea. The research scientist also argued the impact of the asteroid could result in human life extinction.
During an interview with Express.co.uk, Horn said, “There are two things we are speaking about here, a massive asteroid collision and the otherwise certain collision impact from Apophis. We know, in terms of the research time that I have, will be between the North Sea and the Black Sea, which isn’t too far from the UK.”
He further said, “To spell out such an impact, we have taken the trouble to illustrate this information, we have put it online in comic book form so people can have a graphic sense of what this means. The descriptive words are probably even more important because of the tremendous damage.”
“If and when Apophis, let us say specifically in the area between the North Sea and the Black Sea. It will cause a crack, cracking in the Earth’s crust whether it hits by the sea or nearby. It will cause a massive release of gasses, there will be pieces of the asteroid and the Earth that would be hurled back into space. There is tremendous heat as a thing like that comes in meaning fires and millions of people perish in the immediate area,” Express.co.uk quoted Michael Horn as saying. “Then the asteroid impact produces a possibly global effect. From everything from nuclear winter kind of phenomenon where the sky is darkened and gasses migrating damage to the seas. Every kind of consequential complication from a massive object coming in at enormous speeds and glowing hot in the atmosphere and impacting the Earth. We don’t want to see that, nobody does so whether it is between the North Sea and the Black Sea or any place if the Apophis asteroid hits it will cause massive damage,” he added.
Notably, asteroids are small, rocky objects. Asteroids can bring tsunamis, shock waves and flattening winds that could be catastrophic. The space rocks approach towards the Earth due to the gravitational forces that affect them. A car-sized asteroid (space rock) slams into the Earth's atmosphere about once in a year. On the other hand, an asteroid large enough to threaten the existence of life on Earth arrives once in every few million years.