The US election may literally be rocked this year by an astroid flying towards earth at 25,000 miles per hour, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has warned.
The celebrity scientist said the space rock could hurdle into the atmosphere the day before the votes take place in November.
Racing through space at rocket speeds, the astroid is roughly the size of a fridge.
Known as 2018VP1, Tyson warned that the rock could clip into earth as it whizzes past on November 2.
He wrote on Instagram: “Asteroid 2018VP1, a refrigerator-sized space-rock, is hurting towards us at more than 25,000 mi/hr.
“It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election.”
But those hoping the collision will save them from another four years of Trump will be disappointed.
Tyson added: “It’s not big enough to cause harm. So if the world ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the universe.”
NASA has previously identified the asteroid and admitted it was rocketing towards earth.
But the chances of it actually making it and smashing into the planet are less then 1%.
The space agency said: “Asteroid 2018VP1 is very small, approx. 6.5 feet, and poses no threat to Earth!
“It currently has a 0.41% chance of entering our planet’s atmosphere, but if it did, it would disintegrate due to its extremely small size.”
Asteroid 2018VP1 was first discovered in 2018 and has been tracked ever since.
The 6.5ft space rock will be closest to earth on November 2.
NASA’s team of astronomers are currently tracking around 2,000 asteroids, comets and other objects that could fly close to Earth.
According to NASA, a NEO is also a term used to describe “comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth’s neighbourhood.”