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A HUGE asteroid nicknamed the ‘God of Chaos’ is gaining speed as it travels towards Earth, according to wary experts.

The space rock has a potential impact date of 2068 and could cause an explosion as big as 880 million tons of the explosive substance TNT.

Astronomers at the University of Hawai’i have been observing Apophis and recently noticed that its accelerated on its path.

This is said to be due to a process called non-uniform radiation that is thrusting the asteroid along.

Experts have warned that there is a chance the ‘God of Chaos’ could impact Earth in the next 48 years.

That makes it taller than The Shard, the tallest building in the UK standing at just over 1,000 feet.

Originally a 2068 Earth impact was deemed impossible but the non-uniform radiation effect on the asteroid is said to have changed this possibility.

Nasa’s Sentry Risk Table estimates that there’s a one in 150,000 chance that the asteroid will hit Earth in 48 years time.

However, Dave Tholen, a researcher from the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawai’i, thinks the chances are even slimmer.

According to Gizmodo, Tholen thinks the chances are closer to one in 530,000 for a 2068 impact.

When it was first discovered there were concerns it had a 2.7% chance of hitting Earth in 2029.

More recent data suggests it will pass within 19,794 miles of Earth at the end of this decade.

Stargazers are in for a treat this week as there’s a chance to see a comet, Uranus at opposition and a ‘Blue Moon’ on Halloween.

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