Sure, the Mayans and a lot of other folks seem to think that Sweet Meteor of Death is a shoo-in for the GOP nomination and others think he’s fair better as a third party candidate in 2012. After looking at the field and the circumstances, however, SMOD has suspended his campaign until 2040, where he promises to return and really make his mark.
Scientists are keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that may pose an impact threat to Earth in a few decades.
The space rock, which is called 2011 AG5, is about 460 feet (140 meters) wide. It may come close enough to Earth in 2040 that some researchers are calling for a discussion about how to deflect it.