Football playoffs, candidates declaring their intentions for 2016, and even certain Twitchy posts have people pining for SMOD (aka the Sweet Meteor of Death). It looks like they may have to wait a little longer.

The latest candidate for SMOD, Asteroid 2000 BL86 looks like it will be a disappointment for these people. It will come very close to Earth but it will not release us from having to endure campaign 2016, the next über-feminist wave of outrage, or Neil de Grasse Tyson’s Twitter feed.

Looks that way, but no. The experts are telling us that it will be close enough to spot with your telescopes.

Hmmm. Maybe there’s still a chance.