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NASA says an asteroid is headed our way right before Election Day

NOVEMBER 10, 2013. PALOMAR MOUNTAIN, CA. The Milky Way is the slighty brighter vertical belt of stars above the Palomar Observatory on Palomar Mountain, CA, on the night of Nov 10, 2013. The streak of light to the south is the trail of an airplane during the 30-second exposure. The glow to the right is light pollution from northern San Diego County urban areas. (Photo by Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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

Amid a pandemiccivil unrest and a divisive U.S. election season, we now have an asteroid zooming toward us.

On the day before the presidential vote, no less.

The celestial object known as 2018VP1 is projected to come close to Earth on Nov. 2, according to the Center for Near Earth Objects Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Its diameter is 0.002 km, or about 6.5 feet, according to NASA’s data. It was first identified at Palomar Observatory in California in 2018.

NASA says there are three potential impacts, but “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.

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