Because itâ€™s 2020, why not?
Well, 2020 keeps getting better all the time. An asteroid is projected to zoom close to Earth on November 2, the day before the presidential election. https://t.co/VsuWGATA42
â€” CNN (@CNN) August 22, 2020
NASA, however, tells us that everything will be OK and the asteroid, even if it hits Earth, will burn up in the atmosphere:
Asteroid 2018VP1 is very small, approx. 6.5 feet, and poses no threat to Earth! It currently has a 0.41% chance of entering our planetâ€™s atmosphere, but if it did, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size.
â€” NASA Asteroid Watch (@AsteroidWatch) August 23, 2020
Real news: asteroid everyone is freaking out over poses no threat to earth https://t.co/YhD6eCWqFM
â€” Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 23, 2020
But that didnâ€™t stop Sen. Chuck Schumer from making this dopey joke about it:
Vote early. https://t.co/k3eWDZogan
â€” Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 23, 2020
What, do they all have the same writers?
â€” Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 23, 2020