Neil deGrasse Tyson warns the earthlings, an asteroid may be heading to our planet before election day, but it probably won’t kill us … but maybe something else.
The famous astrophysicist posted a picture of a giant rock exploding towards Earth, with the caption, “the asteroid 2018VP1, a space-rock with a refrigerator, explodes at us over 25,000 mi / hour . “
He goes on to say that it could have a brush on Earth at a bad time … “Earth may be buzz-cut on November 2, the day before the Presidential Election. But it is not large enough to cause damage. 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 far as we know, but we do have ideas.
As for the asteroid … NASA confirmed this in a passage to reach the US on November 2. It is 6.5 feet wide and has only a 1% chance of reaching it somewhere in the country, but still … it is 2020.
The space agency says there are 3 possible impact points, but it is not specific. Large.