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2018 VP1: ANOTHER ASTEROID FLYBY MAKING HEADLINES

23 Aug 2020, 15:55 UTC
2018 VP1: ANOTHER ASTEROID FLYBY MAKING HEADLINES
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Hey Space Placers!My book proofs are done and submitted! A lot of work.....SO I will be blogging agin daily, I hope.Here's an asteroid story that is popping up all over the 'net ONLY because it closest flyby is on Nov. 2, the day before the US Presidential/General Election. Watch the video for full story.THERE IS NOTHING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT! This space rock is only about seven feet across. Even if it enters the Earth's atmosphere its size is too small to produce any damage. It will in all probability become a bolide which is a VERY bright meteor that explodes - in this case harmlessly - high in the Earth's atmosphere. It MAY produce meteorites - space rocks that fall to Earth. Unfortunately the predicted flight path will take it over the Pacific Ocean so any space rocks will fall into the ocean. THIS WILL NOT BE A 2020 CALAMITY.....Unfortunately we have enough of those.Sky Guy in VA

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