NASA Says Asteroid Could Potentially Hit Earth Day Before U.S. Presidential Election

You can now add a potential asteroid strike to your 2020 apocalypse bingo card.

According to NASA JPL’s Center for Near Objects Studies, an asteroid is projected to fly past Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the U.S. presidential election.

The 6.5 feet in diameter asteroid is not considered dangerous but scientists are keeping a close eye on it considering it has a .41 percent of hitting the Earth.


Its diameter is 0.002 km, or about 6.5 feet, according to NASA’s data. It was first identified at Palomar Observatory in California in 2018.

NASA says there are three potential impacts, but “based on 21 observations spanning 12.968 days,” the agency has determined the asteroid probably — phew! — won’t have a deep impact, let alone bring Armageddon.

The chance of it hitting us is just 0.41%, data show.

Of course, people on the Internet immediately had to crack jokes about the asteroid.\

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