A certain asteroid is currently moving toward Earth, said the world’s most prominent astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson.
It could theoretically strike the planet just before the forthcoming US presidential elections slated on November 2.
The prominent astrophysicist said that if the planet eventually ends in 2020, it would not entirely be the world’s responsibility.
The asteroid identified as 2018VP1 has been on the radar since the moment it was observed by the famed Palomar Observatory in California in November 2018.
Instagram Post About the Asteroid Described by Neil deGrasse
The astrophysicist then posted on Instagram that the 2018VP1, a space-rock-sized refrigerator, is currently hurling straight to earth in his Instagram post. Neil de Grasse mentioned that this space rock’s speed was at 25,000 miles per hour.
It was then reported that the asteroid could theoretically buzz-cut Earth around a day before the presidential election.
This came with the following argument that the comet, though, is simply not large enough to do serious harm, and it won’t be the whole responsibility of the Universe if the planet ends in 2020.
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On Twitter, NASA Asteroid Watch reported that the 2018VP1 asteroid is probably tiny and just around 6.5 ft in size and does not pose any danger to Earth.
According to NASA, an asteroid only has 0.41 percent of what directly reaches the Earth’s atmosphere. It was also claimed that it would disintegrate if it were to reach Earth because of its really small size.
A new “ticking time bomb” star was also discovered this year, said to be around 10 to 15 times the size of the Sun. There were many visible space events and other findings as well.
NASA has also stepped up both its space observation activities and its work to bring astronauts back to the moon in preparation for a possible Mars flight.
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