This year has been beyond bizarre. A month into 2020, House Democrats impeached the president. Then, a pandemic arrived and, like a bad household guest, it never left. Then NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash. Then the U.K. pulled out of the European Union, and a prince and his royal wife moved to Hollywood. Then race riots erupted in cities across America after black men died at the hands of white police. And then, murder hornets arrived — like the virus, from Asia.
This was all by June.
So it makes perfect sense that the day before Election Day, a refrigerator-sized space rock could strike Earth. That’s what astrophysicist and celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson says. Sounds about right for 2020.
The space rock, known only as 2018VP1, is currently racing toward Earth at 25,000 miles per hour and could clip the planet. Still, Tyson was optimistic.
“It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election,” he wrote on Instagram. “But it’s not big enough to cause harm. So if the World ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe.”
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offers even better news, putting its chance of even entering Earth’s atmosphere at less than half of 1%.
“Asteroid 2018VP1 is very small, approx. 6.5 feet, and poses no threat to Earth! It currently has a 0.41% chance of entering our planet’s atmosphere, but if it did, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size,” the space agency wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, there’s an asteroid the size of London’s famous Big Ben clock tower that will zip past Earth this week.
“The space rock, known as 2020 TGI, will fly safely past Earth on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 10:49 p.m. EST, according to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies,” Fox News reported. “Researchers estimate 2020 TGI is traveling at a speed of roughly 30,700 miles per hour and will fly past the planet at a distance of just over 7 million miles.”
Scientists estimate 2020 TGI is between 154 and 360 feet wide. And guess when it’s expected to come back? That’s right, the next presidential election year: 2024.
But here’s some worse news: NASA doesn’t always know what’s out there. “In August, an asteroid the size of a pickup-truck flew within 2,000 miles of Earth, the closest ever recorded. It was missed by NASA until after it flew past the planet,” Fox reported.
And remember the dinosaurs? They were just fine until a massive asteroid hit. But NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a conference last year that Earth’s greatest threat is an asteroid strike.
“We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not about movies,” Bridenstine said, according to Space.com. “This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know right now to host life, and that is the planet Earth.”
“We know for a fact that the dinosaurs did not have a space program. But we do, and we need to use it,” he said.
10 thoughts on “Refrigerator-Sized ‘Space Rock’ Could Strike Earth On Day Before Election, Top Astrophysicist Says”
What a way to write crap…and to make people read it.
Yes, an asteroid the size of Houston is projected to strike China wiping out half of its population on election day. That’s what those NASA fools are telling me. If that happens, I will win the presidency, I will kick Trumpy’s butt. Vote for me, you idiots.
At the hands of police officers….really?
60606 BLM really?
Man, talk about getting SLAMMED! Who knows? we might get FORTUNATE enough that it would hit NANCY PELOSI’s house . . . with her IN it. That would be a GRAND SLAM! P.S. , hide her broom so that the OLD HAG can’t fly away. Talk about flinging CRAP everywhere! One Hopeful Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.
What can we expect with the Democrat party disolving before our eyew and the result i Socialism. . . .So a bad space rock incident is expected. . . .VOTE TRUMP AND MAKE IT BETTER !
Yes, an asteroid the size of Houston is projected to strike China wiping out over half of its population on election day. That’s what those NASA fuckers are telling me. I believe the cocksuckers too. If that happens I will win, I will kick Trumpy’s ass. Vote for me, you assholes.
Yes, an asteroid the size of Houston is projected to strike China wiping out half of its population on election day. That’s what those NASA fools are telling me. If that happens, I will win the presidency, I will kick Trumpy’s ass. Vote for me, you idiots.
Thanks – Pehaps we will all be put out of our misery – thank you lord !
People get ready….. There’s a train a coming….. Loaded with…..
With luck, it might hit DNC headquarters during a big meeting of their corrupt leaders.
But they’ll still blame Trump.