Asteroid could strike Earth day prior to election: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

James Marshall
October 19, 2020

It's a way to move the vote.

A small asteroid is headed towards Earth at over 25,000 miles per hour just in time for the U.S. election, but if something kills us all in 2020, it won't be this particular space rock, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says. "It may buzz-cut Earth on November 2, the day before the Presidential Election".

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.

However he added that the flying object is nothing to lose sleep over since "it's not large enough to trigger hurt".

According to celebrity scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a day before the November election, a fridge-shaped planet could invade Earth - but it's not that big of a deal. "So if the World ends in 2020, it won't be the fault of the Universe".

NASA has previously confirmed that an asteroid is soaring towards Earth, but the probability of actually hitting it is less than 1%. "It now has a 0.41% chance of entering our planet's atmosphere, but if it did, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size", the organization said.

The space agency is saying there are 3 possible points of impact, but they weren't specific.

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