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

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: October 20, 2020

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.

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.

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.

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

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


Updated October 20, 2020
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