The world could change dramatically (we know it is in other ways, certainly) … let us hope NASA is correct.
Asteroid Could Strike Earth Before Election Day But Won’t Cause Major Damage, NASA Says
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) predicts that an asteroid with a 0.41 percent chance of hitting Earth will pass by our planet Nov. 2, the day before U.S. election day.
“Asteroid 2018VP1 is very small, approx. 6.5 feet, and poses no threat to Earth!” NASA Asteroid Watch tweeted Sunday. “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.”
“It’s quite an accomplishment to find these tiny close-in asteroids in the first place, because they pass by so fast,” CNEOS Director Paul Chodas said in a press release. “There’s typically only a short window of a couple of days before or after close approach when this small of an asteroid is close enough to Earth to be bright enough but not so close that it moves too fast in the sky to be detected by a telescope.”