a threat to Earth on November 2?

Marc Hay 4 hours ago 3 min
Asteroid 2018 VP1
Asteroid 2018 VP1 has a one in 240 chance of colliding with Earth on November 2.

Is Asteroid 2018 VP1 Really Threatening Earth? In any case, if its size is relatively small, the date of the impact is very popular! 2018 VP1 could indeed collide with Earth on November 2, eve of the American election. If 2018 VP1 excites astronomy enthusiasts, some American voters are also following this asteroid with great interest. Because with an impact date estimated at November 2 (the day before the election), some see it as a sign in the United States!

A very limited risk?

Selon le Center for Near Earth Objects Studies de la NASA, the risk of collision with the Earth is indeed very limited. According to experts, 2018 VP1 only has a 1 in 240 chance of hitting Earth. Moreover, its dimensions do not really worry experts since the object measures only 2 meters by 91 centimeters and weighs only about fifteen kilos.

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Such a small object therefore does not threaten the Earth. If the asteroid 2018 VPA were to collide with Earth, the object would not support its entry into the atmosphere. It would disintegrate and would become a simple shooting star. The risk of it hitting the Earth is therefore inevitably close to 0 (0.41%) and it is certain that it will not cause any damage given its small size.

Good news at Oreo!

For some businesses, a threat of collision between an asteroid and Earth can be a communications boon! The Oreo company has indeed prepared for “the end of the world” by enclosing its cookies and the recipe for its cookies in a bunker. and not just any. The brand has indeed announced that it has stored its cookies in a bunker located in northern Norway.

Big publicity boost at Oreo: the brand has placed its famous cookies in a bunker.

This place was not chosen at random because the island of Svalbard is indeed home to several bunkers in the permafrost. This is where we find the world’s largest seed reserve and the world’s most secure data center. The brand has also unveiled the secrets of securing its cookies. Depending on the brand, the cookies were packaged in a layer of mylar (polyester film) designed to withstand temperatures between -60 ° C and + 150 ° C.

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