Washington DC - Capitol Hill stargazers are close to panic at evidence that a 'rogue planet' is transiting President Obama's birth chart.
Spotted some 100 light years from Earth and provisionally dubbed CFBDSIR2149-0403 the 'homeless' celestial body 'has no star to orbit' and appears as an itinerant nomad crossing the President's natal descendant.
"No one's yet certain if it's already been signed up to Obamacare, heheh," a Dupont Circle planetologist tweeted today as news of the meandering drifter went viral in the blogosphere.
The rogue's existence was confirmed late last night under cover of darkness caused by Tuesday's Scorpio solar eclipse just as Obama 2012 strategists were readying predictions for the next four years of the presidency.
Quoting the CEO of the International Institute of Planetology and AstroPsychobabble top White House astrologer Valerie Jarrett commented that 'if this little object is a planet that has been ejected by force from its native system, it conjures up the striking image of orphaned worlds, drifting aimlessly in the emptiness of space'.
"Sure would explain one helluva lot of Birthers' gripes," the acting head of NASA's Jet Convulsion Laboratory remarked as news of the 'lost in space' planet spread.
Astrology buffs reacted quickly and pointed out some eerie parallels in the Obama domestic set-up that could be explained by the newly discovered planetary line-up.
"It could finally establish if the Robinson family from the 1960s' 'Lost in Space' science fiction TV show are blood relatives of Michelle's mother Marian Shields Robinson!" Georgetown seer Dawn Vanallen-Belt speculated.
"After all didn't NASA name its recent massive black hole discovery after our lovely First Lady?"
The data is being double checked against readings taken by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope at Mauna Kea in Hawaii and from Chile's Very Large Telescope [no kidding!].
Joe Biden is 104.