Vote Asteroid apocalypse 2020

| October 26, 2020

For those who were hoping we’d get hit by a giant asteroid to end this 2020 mess, it might just happen.

In an Instagram post, Neil deGrasse Tyson shared a photo of the Earth from space along with what you can only assume is an asteroid. Asteroid 2018VP1 — now that’s a mouthful — is a space-rock the size of a refrigerator, Tyson said, and it’s hurtling towards us at more than 25,000 miles per hour.

“It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election,” Tyson said in the caption. “But it’s not big enough to cause harm. So if the World ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe.”

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is fully aware of this and they are not concerned. In fact, they tweeted about it back in August, saying that it was about 6.5 feet (roughly the size of a refrigerator) and only had a 0.41 percent chance of entering the atmosphere.

Even if it did, NASA said the asteroid would disintegrate at the upper levels of our atmosphere. So you might get just a dusting of space rock. While humans are still discovering new craters made by asteroids thousands and millions of years ago, the last record of impact on Earth was in 2018, when a small 2 to 5 meter asteroid landed in southern Africa, named 2018 LA (ZLAF9B2),

So while the election will go on, likely uninterrupted, you’ve got something else to focus your gaze on. On Nov. 2, the Apollo asteroid will intersect the Earth’s orbit over the Pacific Ocean, making it unlikely that Americans will get to see it in person, but the Internet might give you a glimpse of this celestial interaction.

Source; The Hill

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Category: Humor, It's science!, Politics

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  1. KoB says:

    Until Rajesh Koothrappali says it’ll miss, Imma taking cover. Since Neil deGrasse Tyson helped downgrade the status of Pluto, he has lost his creds with me.

    Is the Giant Meteor related to The Big Giant Head? Is it a message being delivered to the residents on this 4rd Rock From The Sun? Have the Security Officer LT report to my quarters. This transmission will end in 3.2.1…AAACHOOO!

  2. The Stranger says:

    Fuck DeGrasse Tyson. Motherfucker was involved in the demotion of Pluto.

    • rgr769 says:

      Yeah, I always liked Pluto. He was Mickey’s service dog. Without Pluto, Mickey might have died of the PTS of D he caught in the Viet of the Nam.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Yeah, but what about those times that Pluto was getting goofy with Minnie? you gonna blame that on m r ducks?

        • rgr769 says:

          Naw, that was Goofy. He just looks like a dog. My wife has one of those T-shirts that says “I’m fuckin goofy.” But I won’t let her wear it. Anyway, when she is with me.

    • RGR 4-78 says:

      NDGT trying to scare people away from voting, another efing democrat.

      Yawn.

      F%$k them, to late, early voted last Thursday.

      Deplorable Trump Chump!

    • The Dead Man says:

      There’s other reasons to question the guy on scientific merits alone. He’s not as bad as Bill Nye though.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    deGrasse is a dork. Pluto has five (count ’em) moons.

    Moons: Charon, Nix, Hydra, Styx, Kerberos

    Everybody except deGrasse know he’s a PR-hunting jerk and not much else.

    In rr: the asteroid on its way here, if it lands in my yard, it is MINE, MINE, MINE!!!!

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

      And JUST for you, Ex.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Great. Now I’ll be watching cartoons all afternoon.

      • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

        So long as they’re well done classics, enjoy.
        Warner Bros Looney Toons (Bugs, et al)
        MGM (Tom & Jerry, et al)
        Hanna Barbara (Huckleberry Hound, et al)
        Tatakovsky (Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Lab, Power Puff Girls, Primal (Adult Swim))

  4. Skippy says:

    Did anyone catch the 60 minutes show last night
    What universe does Stahl live in. I understand
    That the media is biased but WTF !!!

    • rgr769 says:

      I watched Tim Pool’s video last night. He pointed out that some in the MSM have admitted they have to continue lying to us about the emails on Hunter’s laptops even if it is highly likely that the emails are genuine and not Russian fakery.

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

      Stahl (Stalled) is just pissed because PDJT released the full interview BEFORE the DeMSM could edit it to try to make Trump look bad (HA! as if!)

  5. David says:

    8 whole feet in diameter… even a direct hit with that will look like “ooh, a meteor”.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      It’s really now an asteroid. It’s a big meteor and nothing else. deGrasse likes to exaggerate things when it gets him some attention.

  6. Sgt K says:

    So, the sweet meteor of death is just a cock tease.

  7. If it hits earth and damages things, the blame will be on Trump.

    • Forest Bondurant says:

      The MSM and “Commissar” will drone on about how the Orange Man was in cahoots with the Russians and Chinese to make it happen…ignoring the fact that the probability of it missing earth is 99.59%, and that it’s smaller than the meteor that exploded over Russia a few years ago.

  8. Slow Joe says:

    How can Pluto be a planet when it is smaller than the moon and its solar orbit is not completely clear?

    Because it has moons?
    There are moons that have moons, and three of the other 4 dwarf planets in our system have moons.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Mercury is also very small, but it’s still a planet.

    • The Stranger says:

      By that logic, Neptune shouldn’t be a planet either. Remember, Pluto’s orbit has it closer to the Sun than Neptune at times during its orbital period.