NASA: Asteroid close to earth day before election

Posted at 12:47 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 13:47:41-04

2020 strikes again.

NASA is now monitoring an asteroid that will come close to earth the day before the U.S. election.

The agency says the asteroid is named "2018VP1."

It was first identified from Palomar Observatory in San Diego County in November of 2018.

Its diameter is about 6.5 feet, according to NASA's data.

The object will come close to our atmosphere but the probability of it impacting earth is very small at just 0.41%.