"Making it clear that he didn't mean to blame it on the result of the presidential election, the planetary scientist replied, "...not the results of Presidential Elections". And now maybe an asteroid.
That's one way to rock the vote.
NASA may have virtually dismissed the pre-Election Day asteroid slated to skim by Earth and possibly nick our atmosphere, but astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson said it's not over till it's over. He goes on to say in multiple tweets that it could bounce off of the Earth's atmosphere on November 2nd, the day before election day.
It stated that Asteroid 2018VP1 is very small which is approximately 6.5 feet, and it poses no threat to Earth. "It's not big enough to cause harm".
Neil, who hosts the new Fox series,"Cosmos: Possible Worlds", did not say what else might end the world as we understand it, but we've got thoughts.
Meanwhile, NASA's asteroid team is celebrating landing on another asteroid, called Bennu. According to NASA's Center for Earth Object Studies, many objects regularly pass through Earth, with near objects being anything within 4.6 million miles of the planet. According to the Space reference, it is an Apollo-class asteroid. However, it anxious astronomers because it went undetected until it passed the planet. And although the odds of an impact on this date are minuscule, they have not been ruled out entirely by NASA's asteroid trackers. "We didn't see it coming".
The news about the asteroid was first reported back in August but since the election is fastly approaching now, people have taken to social media to share their comments and reactions.
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Now, scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has made a similar claim, saying a small asteroid could hit Earth soon.