Aug 30, 2020

NASA: Asteroid Headed Toward Earth One Day Before The Election

NASA announced on Saturday that an asteroid is approaching Earth one day before the U.S. election day this year, though the chances of an hitting us are less than one percent.


Burning asteroid moving through the Earth. Digital illustration.
Scientists named the celestial object 2018VP1, and data shows it is 0.002 km or about 6.5 feet, CNN reported.
The asteroid was first discovered at the Palomar Observatory in California in 2018.
NASA data revealed there are three possible impacts, though based on 21 observations over the time period of 12.968 days, set the chance of impact is 0.41 percent.
The space rock will pass by Earth on Nov. 2, on the the eve of Election Day in the United States.

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