The infamous asteroid Apophis has not been a threat to Earth for at least 100 years, NASA says

The infamous Apophis space rock has just lost its dangerous status – for the next 100 years at least – after new observations of the near-Earth asteroid.

Astronomers have been watching Apophis since its discovery in 2004, after initial estimates based on a more preliminary orbit suggested it would get uncomfortably close to our planet by 2029. 340 meters) wide – about 10 times bigger than the object created Meteor Crater in Arizona.