According to celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, an asteroid with a diameter the size of a refrigerator could strike the Earth the day before the November election. Still, it’s not large enough to do any real damage.The famed astrophysicist said the space rock, known as 2018VP1, is hurtling towards Earth at a speed of 25,000 miles per hour and may clip the planet on Nov. 2.Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote on his Instagram, “It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election,”
NASA has already reported on Asteroid 2018VPI, the asteroid rocketing toward Earth, but put its chances of actually striking at less than 1 percent. NASA said on its Twitter, “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,”
Neil deGrasse Tyson is warning earthlings, an asteroid may be heading for our planet before election day, but it's probably not going to kill us ... but maybe something else will.
The famed astrophysicist posted a photo of the giant rock hurtling toward Earth, with the caption, "asteroid 2018VP1, a refrigerator-sized space-rock, is hurtling towards us at more than 25,000 mi/hr."
He goes on to say it could have a brush with Earth at an ominous time ... "It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election. But it’s not big enough to cause harm. So if the World ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe."
Neil, who hosts the new Fox show, “Cosmos: Possible Worlds," didn't say what else could end the world as we know it, but we have ideas.