Space - "We think it's part of the same ancient comet that first brought cannabis to Planet Earth," a NASA sky watch source said today, "wiping out the dinosaurs in one massive bong hit."
At 1.7 miles long the asteroid is apparently covered in a sticky black substance 'similar to Afghani Black resin' according to International Space Station analysis reports.
The three foot-thick outer layer of hashish 'might even be enough' to satisfy all the stoner needs of Southern California heads for at least six months according to a FEMA sliding scale of cannabis consumption in the USA.
And it's set to enter the Earth's atmosphere at the end of the month following discovery this week by telescope scans from the space agency's Jet Convulsion Laboratory at Pasadena, California.
Confirming the sighting an International Space Station commander noted the giant dope-covered rock looked like a breakaway lump of space hash from the nearby Cannabis Nebula.
Its Earth transit, visible to the naked eye shortly after sunset, displays a characteristic long, smoky con trail over the western horizon.
Expect showers of space hashish lumps to cover much of the US West Coast apart from Seattle, Washington State, which has its own state-of-the-art meteor repelling screen.
Buzz Aldrin is 104.