CBS affiliate reports, election day asteroid to come within “300 miles”, claims “6 miles across”

CBS Local News anchor Katie Johnston purported on a 22 July broadcast that a six-mile wide near-Earth asteroid named 2018 Vp1 may pass within 300 miles of the planet’s surface one day before the election.Johnston said that the asteroid is rated a 7 out of 10 on a scale that determines the probability of impact.“On a scale of zero being duck and cover to nine being incredibly uncertain they rate this asteroid a seven,” she explained. “And another thing–it’s about six miles across.”It’s unknown why the local anchor reported the object as being six miles across when NASA has it listed as being approximately 6.5 feet in diameter.

Source: CBS affiliate reports, election day asteroid to come within “300 miles”, claims “6 miles across”

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