This asteroid is about 1000 feet wide and its impact will be equal to 88 million tons of TNT blast.
An astronomer from the University of Hawaii's Institute of Astronomy (IfA) has published critical new findings linked to the asteroid Apophis.
The Yarkovsky effect is when an asteroid or celestial body changes its orbit due to small push of heat.
It could cause a slight thermal reaction which could change the asteroid's path.
The asteroid was discovered on June 19, 2004 by astronomers, at the Kit Beck National Observatory in Arizona.
Tholen and his colleagues told Gizmodo observations made with the Subaru telescope earlier this year allowed them to "measure the position of the asteroid to a precision of about twice the size of the asteroid itself". 29075 (1950 DA) has a 1 in 8,300 chance (0.012%) of hitting Earth in 2880, and Bennu, which is now being investigated by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, has a 1 in 2,700 (0.037%) chance of an Earth impact between the years 2175 and 2199.
An asteroid named after the God of Chaos is gaining as it travels on a path twoards Earth - and could strike our planet in 48 years. "The warmer side of an asteroid pushes a little harder than the cooler side because the warmer side emits more light (at invisible infrared wavelengths), so there is a net non-gravitational force acting on the body", explained Tholen, a co-discoverer of Apophis.
Before the detection of this effect, scientists had believed that this asteroid will likely zip past the earth in 2068. They plan to "see if there is any chance of an impact before 2068".
"Further observations to refine the amplitude of the Yarkovksy effect and how it affects Apophis' orbit are underway".
And before you worry too much, scientists are planning to know "well before 2068 if there's any chance of impact".
Tholen, along with Davide Farnocchia from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, crunched the new numbers, finding that Yarkovsky acceleration is keeping the Apophis threat inside the 2068 window.
Since then the asteroid has been tracked as it orbits the sun, which it completes less than one Earth year.
When Apophis was first discovered, experts said there was a 2.7% chance of a collision with Earth in 2029, but data now show that it will pass safely within 1,974 miles of Earth. "It's possible that as a Psyche protoplanet was forming, it was struck by another object in our solar system and lost its mantle and crust". "This is wild speculation obviously".