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The ‘Election Day’ asteroid is real, but NASA isn’t worried – CNET

The Michael Jordan-size asteroid has a 0.41% chance of entering Earth’s atmosphere.



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Artist’s concept of a near-earth asteroid.
It’s easy to look at 2020 and assume an asteroid coming in close to Earth this year will be just one more disaster to add to the pile. But it’s going to be OK, at least as far as asteroid 2018 VP1 is concerned.
Yes, the asteroid is scheduled to get uncomfortably close to Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the US elections. It may even enter our atmosphere, but it doesn’t herald doomsday.
NASA Asteroid Watch, which keeps an eye on these…

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