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NASA Says An Asteroid Could Possibly Hit Earth Right Before Election Day

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Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, along comes news from NASA about a big asteroid on a potential collision course with Earth, with the flying space object projected to hit one day before the presidential elections, on November 2nd.

Now before you get into full panic mode, it’s worth noting that the asteroid is only about 6.5 feet in diameter and poses no thread to Earth. “If it were to enter our planet’s atmosphere, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size,” NASA said in a statement.

The asteroid known as 2018VP1 was first identified at Palomar Observatory in California back in 2018, so this didn’t just come out of the blue. Furthermore, scientists say that according to the data, there could be three potential impacts “based on 21 observations spanning 12.968 days, with the chance of a direct impact just 0.41%.”

So yeah, looks like Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck can rest easy for now.. 😀

Of course, people took to Twitter upon hearing the news to give their two cents:

Can’t wait to see what else is in store for us in 2020. COVID, murder hornets, aliens, fire tornadoes, asteroids, what a crazy year it’s been.

Zander Chance is a technology nut who is always first in line to try out the latest tech gadgets. He also has been an active affiliate marketer for the past 15 years, and he writes about his adventures in that on his blog.

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