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Asteroid heading towards Earth one day before US election, Nasa says

An asteroid heading towards the Earth has a fraction of a percentage chance of colliding with the planet, according to Nasa. The space agency said that the asteroid, called 2018VP1, has a 0.41 per cent chance of hitting the Earth – and could strike on November 2, the day before Donald Trump and Joe Biden face off in the US presidential elections.

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An asteroid heading towards the Earth has a fraction of a percentage chance of colliding with the planet, according to Nasa.

The space agency said that the asteroid, called 2018VP1, has a 0.41 per cent chance of hitting the Earth – and could strike on November 2, the day before Donald Trump and Joe Biden face off in the US presidential elections.

But “based on 21 observations…

Kit Heren

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