かなり先のことですが、天文学者は、the Asteroid(まぁ隕石ですが、the Egyptian God of Chaosと名ずけられた2004年に発見された)が地球に接近、衝突するんではないかという警告を出しました。
ここで、Theと定冠詞を用いた意味と Could hit などのChouldの用い方をイメージ的に把握しましょう！
・Astronomers announced that a potentially hazardous asteroid named for the Egyptian God of Chaos could make a close approach to Earth in 2068.
・Apophis is also scheduled to make a close approach to Earth muchin 2029. The chances of it colliding with Earth during this pass, however, are negligible.
・Astronomers discovered the asteroid in 2004.
Pack your bags, Bruce Willis.
A new report suggests an asteroid named after the Egyptian God of Chaos, Apophis, may get uncomfortably close to Earth in 2068. The scientists tracking the asteroid have discovered that it has sped up, thanks to to an orbital process called the Yarkovsky effect.
“The new observations we obtained with the Subaru telescope earlier this year were good enough to reveal the Yarkovsky acceleration of Apophis,” astronomer Dave Tholen, of the University of Hawaii, said in a statement. “[T]hey show that the asteroid is drifting away from a purely gravitational orbit by about 170 meters per year, which is enough to keep the 2068 impact scenario in play.”