Comet of death

Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Comet of death. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/astroeschatology/comet-of-death. Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].

noun  Astroeschatology

an astronomical object believed by Astronists to be approaching the Earth but still many thousands of years away, the impact event caused by which will end the human race in a mass extinction (often referred to as Starfall).

DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES

ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY

Astro-English: from Astronese, the word comet is used here as a metaphor to denote “any astronomical phenomena” that comes to impact Earth and destroy all or part of human civilisation, hence highlighting the reason why the word death is used.

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