2020 just got crazier. Amid the pandemic, civil unrest and a divisive election coming up, now have an asteroid zooming toward us.
And it's on the day before the presidential vote!
It's true. The celestial object known as 2018VP1 is projected to come close to Earth on November 2, say the brains at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It was first identified at Palomar Observatory in California in 2015.
It's very small though, at 61/2 feet, and really poses no threat to Earth. Whew! NASA says if it were to enter our planet's atmosphere, it would disintegrate because it's so small. NASA reports on this baby asteroid because they have been directed by Congress to discover asteroids and report on any size of these space rocks.
So, after all, NASA says the asteroid won't have a deep impact...there will be no horrible consequences.
In fact, it will probably burn up in the atmosphere before it hit the Earth. So make sure you vote!!!!!
NASA says that, "based on 21 observations spanning 12.968 days," the agency has determined the asteroid probably -- phew! -- won't have a deep impact, let alone bring Armageddon.
The chance of it hitting us is just 0.41%, data show.