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Car-sized asteroid could clip earth day before U.S. election but won't cause harm: astrophysicist

A car-sized asteroid, formally called 2018 VP1, will swing past Earth on Nov. 2, the day before Election Day 2020 in the United States.
A car-sized asteroid, formally called 2018 VP1, will swing past Earth on Nov. 2, the day before Election Day 2020 in the United States.

A car-sized asteroid, formally called 2018 VP1, will swing past Earth on Nov. 2, the day before Election Day 2020 in the United States when voters will choose whether Donald Trump will get a second term in office or whether Joe Biden will occupy the White House as president.

Talk about rocking the election.

Mind you, celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson believes the asteroid’s size is not large enough to do any serious damage and that no one should be losing any sleep over it, according to FOX News .

NASA had previously identified the asteroid hurtling towards Earth, but put its chances of actually striking at less than one percent.

The famed astrophysicist said the space rock is rocketing towards Earth at a speed of 40,234 km/ph and may clip the planet on Nov. 2.

“It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election,” he wrote on Instagram. “It’s not big enough to cause harm.”

“So if the World ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe,” he said.

NASA first discovered the asteroid in 2018.

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