An asteroid the size of a refrigerator may fall to Earth a day before the US presidential election. This opinion was expressed on Instagram by American astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson.
“Asteroid 2018VP1, a space rock the size of a refrigerator, is rushing towards us at a speed of more than 25 thousand mph (40.2 thousand km/h). It may touch the ground on November 2, the day before the presidential election,” Tyson wrote.
According to the scientist, the asteroid is not so big as to cause harm. Tyson added that if “the end of the world comes in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe.”
Neil Degrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, Ph. D. in physics, author, and science popularizer. He is the author of several popular books on astronomy. Since 1996, Tyson has served as Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of natural history in Manhattan.