Space - "WTF does this mean for Capricorns?" seems to be the frantic question in certain NASA quarters as news of Comet Lovejoy's 87,000 mile 'near miss' with the Sun goes viral on the net.
Discovered by Australian star gazer Terry Lovejoy on 27 November this year the 666ft-wide 'Kreutz sungrazer' is a chip off the fabled old block of a massive comet that supernovaed around the time of Jesus' birth.
This week it was videoed hurtling headlong around the Sun where its lap of honor has totally gobsmacked astrologers ahead of next Wednesday's Winter Solstice.
And assorted Branch Davidians, Raelians and Followers of the Big Green Glob whose alien cargo cult mindsets have long expected a rendezvous with the 2012 Mayan Calendar's Armageddon Shuttle.
"This is Xenu, dictator of the Galactic Confederacy's personal runabout," the Head of Hexoplasm at NASA's Groom Lake, Nevada HQ said today.
Lovejoy is now racing towards a Valentines Day rendezvous with the International Space Station whose astronauts hope to get humanity's most exclusive glimpse of the passing celestial marvel.
Readings from NASA tracking stations confirmed today the coment's internal core 'made entirely of diamond' - a likely reason behind its astonishing radience.
Look out for the Comet Lovejoy lightshow close to the sun at sunset all this week.