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Apophis 2029 Planetary Defense Mission Options

Whitepaper #070 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: planetary defense; primitive bodies

Published onMar 18, 2021
Apophis 2029 Planetary Defense Mission Options

The Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) 99942 Apophis will make a close approach to Earth on 13 April 2029, within ~0.1 lunar distance or ~37000 km, providing a unique opportunity to obtain vital information by studying Apophis, determining its internal structure, and observing possible changes due to tidal effects from the Earth flyby.


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