What happened to that Election Day asteroid?
In August, scientists alerted us to the fact that a flying space object was heading directly towards Earth, with a potential impact with the planet on Election Day. To be clear, the asteroid, 2018 VP1, is only 7-feet in diameter and it had a one in 250 chance of actually making it to Earth. The 2018 bolide in Michigan actually registered as an earthquake of sorts, and may have been responsible for a fire in Wayne County. So anyway, it’s Election Day -- where is the asteroid? There’s also no report of a bolide anywhere, so 2018 VP1 is probably just hurtling through space, all alone.
An asteroid is on possible collision course with Earth this November: Should we be worried?
As if there weren’t enough to think about these days, now there is talk of an asteroid supposedly heading directly for Earth. The truth of the matter is, there is an asteroid, and it is headed in our general direction, but maybe not right at us. A flying space object known as 2018 VP1 is hurtling through our solar system right now, and it’s due to be in our vicinity in early November. An internet video and a few stories have created a bit of buzz for those who look for this type of information. His insights into space, asteroids and 2018 VP1 were beyond helpful.