It’s official designation is 2012 VP113. The “VP” in the name inspired its nickname: Biden.
The LADEE, or Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, is scheduled to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility at 11:27 pm.
The biggest solar flare in six years erupted on Tuesday and was heading our way. However, it appears that Earth has dodged most of the barrage of charged particles shot out by the sun.