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

19 Octobre, 2020, 21:05 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Neil de Grasse Tyson warns asteroid could hit Earth day before election

Tyson took to Instagram and said, "Asteroid 2018VP1, a refrigerator-sized space-rock, is hurtling towards us at more than 25,000 mi/hr".

"It could reverberate on November 2, a day before the presidential election".

Popular scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson says a small asteroid could collide with the Earth one day before election day in November.

NASA is preparing to land in an asteroid that could block the building blocks of life.

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But he said the flying object was nothing to lose sleep because "the damage isn't so great".

The asteroid is about the size of a refrigerator and even if it enters Earth's atmosphere, Tyson says don't worry, it won't be the end of the world. "So if the World ends in 2020, it won't be the fault of the Universe".

However, astronomers at NASA and elsewhere estimated it as posing little threat whatsoever, with only 0.41% chance of entering Earth's atmosphere this year, only to disintegrate due to its small size.

"It at present has a zero.41% likelihood of getting into our planet's environment, but when it did, it will disintegrate as a effect of its extraordinarily small dimension", the space agency said. Said the space agency.

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