Asteroid Could Strike Earth One Day before the Election: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • AUTHOR: DEVON ISAAC
  • POSTED ON: 20/Oct/2020
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According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, an asteroid of the size of a refrigerator might strike the Earth one day before the November election. However, the diameter isn’t that big of a deal, so no serious damage is expected.


The popular astrophysicist said that this space rock is known as 2018VP1 and that it’s coming towards the Earth at 25,000 miles per hour with the potential to clip the planet.


He took to Instagram to share his findings, saying that it may buzz-cut the Earth on 2nd November.However, as mentioned earlier, it is not big enough to cause harm.


He joked in the end, suggesting that if the world ends in 2020, it won’t exactly be the fault of the universe.


NASA identified the asteroid earlier and claimed that the asteroid rocketing towards the Earth has less than one percent chances of an actual strike.


“It currently has a 0.41% chance of entering our planet’s atmosphere, but if it did, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size.”– said the space agency.

 

Updated 2020-10-20 at 04:42:23

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