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Russia will create a satellite against the Earth-threatening asteroid

NGO them. S.A. Lavochkina began the development of a spacecraft to study the Apophis asteroid, which is approaching Earth and could collide with the planet in 2036, said Academician Lev Zeleny, director of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to Green, the trajectory of the asteroid's motion will pass quite close to the Earth in 2029, and in the next cycle of motion, in the 2036 year, there is a non-zero probability of an asteroid colliding with our planet.

"The damage that can occur as a result of such an impact is several times greater than the damage caused by the fall of the Tungussky meteorite," said the scientist.

“What possibilities of humanity should be used to prevent a collision?” To answer this question, further study of the asteroid is necessary. As part of this task in the NGO. S.A. Lavochkin is developing a spacecraft for the study of Apophis, ”the message says on the Roscosmos website following a Green speech.
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  1. Honory
    Honory 28 June 2012 21: 48
    Interestingly, do the Americans do something to bring down this pebble?