The Election Day asteroid is all hype

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The Election Day asteroid is all hype

The Election Day asteroid isn’t end times.

You may have seen headlines recently warning about an asteroid “zooming towards us” just before Election Day in November. But while the threats from climate-amplified wildfires, a hyperactive hurricane season, and the worst pandemic in a century are real, this asteroid (known as “2018 VP1”) poses little to no hazard to our planet. Astronomers identified the small asteroid in 2018. They’ve never been alarmed.

Here’s what to know about 2018 VP1, predicted to pass by Earth on Nov. 2, 2020, the day before Americans make their final choice and polls close. Read more…

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