Neil deGrasse Tyson warrior earthlings, an asteroid may be heading towards our planet before election day, but it probably will not kill us … but maybe something else will.
The famous astrophysicist published a picture of the giant rock that wound its way to Earth, with the caption, “the asteroid 2018VP1, a cooler size that rings over us at more than 25,000 mi / h.”
He goes on to say that it could have a brush with the Earth at an ominous time … “It could possibly sur-cut the Earth on November 2, the day before the presidential election. But it’s not big enough to cause harm. So if the world ends in 2020, it will not be the fault of the universe. “
Neil, who hosts the new Fox show, “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” did not say what else could end the world as we know it, but we have ideas.
As for the asteroid … NASA has confirmed that it is on a track to possibly hit the United States on November 2nd. It’s 6.5 feet in diameter, and there’s only a 1% chance it’s hitting somewhere in the country, but still … it’s 2020.
The space agency says there are 3 possible sites of influence, but they were not specific. Store.