And nor does it have any connection with burgers or lasagne. "That would just be ridiculous," said an exasperated Professor Bob Stansfield.
The near miss, anticipated to occur a week from now has prompted some pretty outlandish theories, such as, that the rogue asteroid may actually be composed of a giant horsemeat burger with a core of frozen lasagne.
"Idiotic beyond belief," Professor Stansfield sighed. "One despairs sometimes."
The Professor's Head Of Media Research confided that some suggestions concerning the structural composition of the asteroid were just too outlandish to even present to her boss.
"If I'd told him that some wag had posited that the asteroid was Jeremy Kyle's recently removed testicle he'd have done his nut. I doubt that Jeremy would have been too happy about it either."