Maybe it's baby Kal-El streaking to earth from the doomed planet Krypton.
Astronomers yesterday discovered an automobile-sized meteor hurtling towards our planet. It is predicted to burn up over Sudan this evening at 10:46 p.m. ET, according to Wired Science.
"A typical meteor comes from an object the size of a grain of sand," Gareth Williams of the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center, which made the prediction, said in a statement Monday. Objects this size are what cause the nighttime streaks that many people think of as shooting stars. "This meteor will be a real humdinger in comparison!"
I hope it really is a red and blue cradle carrying a child who will grow into the Man of Steel. The world needs Superman.
Update, Thurs., Oct. 9: Earth survived. And Great Caesar's Ghost!, it was a big bang.
Unfortunately, it wasn't Superman.
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