An Asteroid Is Coming To Earth


An asteroid has a slim chance of entering the Earth's atmosphere one day before the US election.

Named 2018VP1, the asteroid is pretty tiny. It has only a 0.41% likelihood of entering Earth's atmosphere, but objects that size tend to burn up before reaching the ground.

"Asteroid 2018VP1 is very small, approximately 6.5 feet, and poses no threat to Earth," NASA said. "If it were to enter our planet's atmosphere, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size."

The size of asteroids like this one makes them hard to spot until they get close to Earth.

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