If an asteroid crashed into Earth tomorrow, at least we’d be spared the stress of election season. But as it turns out, 2020 won’t let us off that easily as an asteroid is slated to pass dangerously close to Earth on the day before Election Day in the United States — though its chances of hitting our planet are extremely low.
The Center for Near Earth Objects Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory projects that asteroid 2018VP1 will come extremely close to Earth on November 2. The data shows that the asteroid’s chances of hitting Earth are just 0.41%, and NASA believes that it will likely miss us entirely. Even if there was a chance of impact, due to the asteroid’s small size, it would disintegrate.