Halloween just got more awesome: A massive asteroid will zoom just past Earth that night. The asteroid is on course to make its flyby sometime on Oct. 31, thrilling astronomers and nerds the world over. Like any cool event in nature that happens only every so often, we'll want to celebrate this big old rock properly. So what better way to do that than by getting a little tipsy on Halloween and cracking up over some hilarious memes? I mean, we can't trick-or-treat anymore (come on, guys, we can't), so have to get our kicks where we can on Halloween! Since you probably won't be able to get a gander at the asteroid ourselves, unless you have a telescope and the skies are clear, let's instead feast our eyes on some really funny asteroid memes to be found.
But before we get too excited, bear in mind: Discovery has noted that the asteroid might not, in fact, be an asteroid. Right now, scientists are going to gather data and images to confirm whether or not the giant flying rock is an asteroid or a comet. Honestly, so long as it doesn't smack into Earth, I don't care what we call it. But NASA scientists are curious to know because the super fancy Goldstone radar that they will use to collect information about the... mystery rock has never taken images of a comet so close to the earth.
So to get you in the mood for a relatively close encounter the asteroid/comet/giant space rock, here are some of the best asteroid memes the Internet has to offer.
I mean, it's a fair question.
Spooky Halloween asteroid kitty! I'm in love!
You can't go wrong with drunk baby. You really can't.
I have no idea why this is so hilarious. It just is!
Poor Grumpy Cat!
Saved the best for last.