Creepy skull-shaped asteroid is coming!


Credit: Artist impression of TB145 (J. A. Peñas/SINC)

The „Halloween Asteroid” 2015 TB145 is coming back. This skull-shaped space rock is set to pass by Earth on November 11.


Three years ago, „Halloween Asteroid”, which is between 625 and 700 metres wide, buzzed by Earth just outside the Moon's orbit, at 486,000 kilometres (302,000 miles). Now, 2015 TB145 will pay us a second visit.

Skull-shaped asteroid will fly by Earth at a relatively long distance - around 105 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. Astronomers want to take this opportunity to get a better look at it. Another opportunity for observation will only happen in 2088.



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