09 October 2020

"Election Day" Asteroid ~ Jacinta Bowler ~ 24 August 2020

It would be interesting to see if any source can speak about this from a frequency point of view.

Source: Science Alert

Here's The Real Truth About That 'Election Day' Asteroid on Its Way to Earth

If you've looked at the news today, you'd be forgiven for thinking a huge asteroid is on track to collide with Earth the day before the 2020 US Presidential election.

At least that's the takeaway from quite a few news outlets. And, understandably, some people are freaking out. In a year with a literal pandemic, an asteroid collision really just puts a cherry on the top of a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad cake.

But we have good news for you! Despite the headlines, there's no need to worry about this particular asteroid – known as 2018VP1. 

2018VP1 is not a surprise to scientists. As its name suggests, it was discovered back in 2018 while it was around 450,000 kilometres (280,000 miles) away from Earth.

It's got a two-year orbital period, and it's currently on its way back around again towards us.

Fortunately, this is not one of the many asteroids that we don't know about until they've already exploded, or flown by.

This time though, the Apollo-class asteroid is estimated to come within 4,994.76 kilometres of Earth. That's really close in space terms.

And because it's so close, there's a slight chance (1 in 240 or 0.41 percent) that it'll hit Earth on 2 November 2020 – the day before the US Presidential election.

Please read on....

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