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Wild asteroid Apophis spacecraft concept would fire tiny laser probes for 2029 flyby

Wild asteroid Apophis spacecraft concept would fire tiny laser probes for 2029 flyby
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An early-stage mission concept could see laser-driven light sail probes visit a notorious asteroid.

space rock Apophiswhich poses no threat to the Earth for at least 100 yearswill make a harmless but very close flyby of our Earth in 2029. Scientists have already found a way to visit Apophis after the flyby: NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will visit the asteroid after dropping samples of another space rock on Earth, the agency decided in April.


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