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FM123

(10,063 posts)
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 09:53 PM Aug 2020

Oh, great: NASA says an asteroid is headed our way right before Election Day

(CNN) Well, 2020 keeps getting better all the time.

Amid a pandemic, civil unrest and a divisive US election season, we now have an asteroid zooming toward us.

On the day before the presidential vote, no less.

Yep. The celestial object known as 2018VP1 is projected to come close to Earth on November 2, according to the Center for Near Earth Objects Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It was first identified at Palomar Observatory in California in 2018.

"Asteroid 2018VP1 is very small, approximately 6.5 feet, and poses no threat to Earth. If it were to enter our planet's atmosphere, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size," NASA said in a statement. "NASA has been directed by Congress to discover 90% of the near-Earth asteroids larger than 140 meters (459 feet) in size and reports on asteroids of any size."

NASA says that, "based on 21 observations spanning 12.968 days," the agency has determined the asteroid probably -- phew! -- won't have a deep impact, let alone bring Armageddon. The chance of it hitting us is just 0.41%, data show. CNN has reached out NASA for any additional or updated information but has not heard back. (Read More)

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/22/us/asteroid-earth-november-2020-scn-trnd/index.html

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Oh, great: NASA says an asteroid is headed our way right before Election Day (Original Post) FM123 Aug 2020 OP
Would be a good time to hit us JI7 Aug 2020 #1
Didn't know there would be a good time to be hit by an asteroid. Sneederbunk Aug 2020 #4
Remember these from earlier this yesr? Tanuki Aug 2020 #22
Even if it's small, don't fuck with it. You'll put an eye out. LuckyCharms Aug 2020 #2
Because it's 2020, anything can and will happen. sarcasmo Aug 2020 #3
Ain't that the truth! n/t shanti Aug 2020 #6
If it smashes right into the White House and the Orange Turd, there will be no doubt there is a God Pachamama Aug 2020 #5
Think of the number of people Turbineguy Aug 2020 #16
It's still only the second-worst scenario for 11/3. Bleacher Creature Aug 2020 #7
In fact, it's already got it's own campaign up and running. smirkymonkey Aug 2020 #8
Who came up with that poster? Really neat. nt Blue_true Aug 2020 #17
I'm not sure, I have just seen it a few times floating around the internet. smirkymonkey Aug 2020 #25
Its not going to hit us. That's too banal for 2020. Nexus2 Aug 2020 #9
So, it will turn everyone into zombies...? regnaD kciN Aug 2020 #10
No, the beings inside will eat our brains csziggy Aug 2020 #20
Nah, not everyone. Nexus2 Aug 2020 #27
BINGO!! nocoincidences Aug 2020 #11
Could this be the SMOD? Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #12
And 'twas borne a good tweet blogslut Aug 2020 #13
Yep. Be careful what you wish for. Collimator Aug 2020 #14
I took a walk near a cemetery today Karma13612 Aug 2020 #15
Check the mail-in ballots for that person. nt Ilsa Aug 2020 #18
👍👍👍👍👍💙 Karma13612 Aug 2020 #30
That is the only useful place for a Trump voter Maru Kitteh Aug 2020 #19
What's to stop Karma13612 Aug 2020 #29
If that were in the cemetery where my parents and my sister are buried csziggy Aug 2020 #21
+1000 smirkymonkey Aug 2020 #26
I was thinking the Karma13612 Aug 2020 #28
Oh, dear lord. PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2020 #23
It's the size of a truck. To put that into perspective, Crunchy Frog Aug 2020 #24

Sneederbunk

(14,558 posts)
4. Didn't know there would be a good time to be hit by an asteroid.
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:01 PM
Aug 2020

Just so it's not on a Monday. Mondays are bad for me.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
25. I'm not sure, I have just seen it a few times floating around the internet.
Mon Aug 24, 2020, 01:14 AM
Aug 2020

At first I thought it was funny. I still do, but now it might just be hitting a little too close to home.

Nexus2

(1,261 posts)
9. Its not going to hit us. That's too banal for 2020.
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:19 PM
Aug 2020

Its strange outer space radiation will mutant the Covid virus so instead of making people ill it changes them into flesh hungry ghouls. While h'es being devoured by what used to the press corp in their briefing room, Trump's last screamed utterance will be "Democrat Hoax!"

regnaD kciN

(26,214 posts)
10. So, it will turn everyone into zombies...?
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:22 PM
Aug 2020

This leads to the most obvious question: in the case of Republicans, how would we know?

Nexus2

(1,261 posts)
27. Nah, not everyone.
Mon Aug 24, 2020, 06:31 AM
Aug 2020

Just enough to make things real interesting for those that aren't changed. Changing everyone would be too quick and relatively merciful for 2020.

nocoincidences

(2,263 posts)
11. BINGO!!
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:34 PM
Aug 2020

I have meteor strike on my 2020 Apocalypse card and that did it for me! Yeeeehaw!

Do I get to progress to the next realm of existence?

Collimator

(1,664 posts)
14. Yep. Be careful what you wish for.
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 11:02 PM
Aug 2020

I'm pretty sure that I have seen "Giant Meteor 2020" campaign bumper stickers.

(Sorry. Didn't see the post featuring the actual bumper sticker. Thank you, though.)

Karma13612

(4,587 posts)
15. I took a walk near a cemetery today
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 11:06 PM
Aug 2020

And glanced over at a lovely plot with a bench to sit on, a small statue of the virgin Mary and some flowers. It was a nice single plot with nothing surrounding it for a good 30 feet.

Alongside the headstone there was a huge flag flying. The size you usually fly in front of your home on a flag pole.

It was a Trump 2020 Maga flag.

I feel sorry for anyone who has a loved one in a plot there. My Gawd that was tacky.

Karma13612

(4,587 posts)
29. What's to stop
Mon Aug 24, 2020, 08:07 AM
Aug 2020

A family member from just doing this to spite the deceased?

We won’t ever know if this was the deceased person’s wish.

csziggy

(34,158 posts)
21. If that were in the cemetery where my parents and my sister are buried
Sun Aug 23, 2020, 11:42 PM
Aug 2020

I would make a huge stink about politicizing the place! Even though I don't visit that town or the cemetery very often I would NOT want to see that anywhere near my relatives.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
26. +1000
Mon Aug 24, 2020, 01:16 AM
Aug 2020

Agreed. It is completely inappropriate. Is there not one place that these people won't desecrate with their sickening hatred and intolerance? Nothing is sacred to them.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(26,041 posts)
23. Oh, dear lord.
Mon Aug 24, 2020, 01:03 AM
Aug 2020

It has a .41% chance of hitting Earth. Meaning it has a 99.59% chance of missing.

More importantly,

"If it were to enter our planet's atmosphere, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size,"


You need to worry a fuck of a lot more about almost anything else.

Crunchy Frog

(26,768 posts)
24. It's the size of a truck. To put that into perspective,
Mon Aug 24, 2020, 01:11 AM
Aug 2020

the one that offed the dinosaurs was the size of Mt. Everest.

This is nothing but hype.

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