NASA scientists reported Saturday that an asteroid is headed towards Earth one day before the U.S. election day this year, according to CNN. The space agency labeled the asteroid 2018VP1, and data reveals it is 0.002 km in diameter.
The celestial object was first discovered at the 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 won’t have a deep impact, let alone bring Armageddon.
The space rock will pass Earth on Nov. 2, on the eve of Election Day in the United States. The chance of impact is 0.41 percent, according to NASA.
NASA didn’t immediately return a Daily Boulder request for more information on the subject.