Skull Asteroid TB145: Will DEATH COMET pass the Earth this Halloween?

Skull Asteroid: Halloween Comet picture

The mysterious  TB145 arrived just in time for Halloween three years ago, flying by on the night of October 31, 2015.

Astronomers who spotted the flying space rock noted its incredible resemblance to a human skull.

The asteroid’s skull-like features earned it nicknames such as the Halloween Asteroid, the Skull Asteroid and the Death Comet.

Space agency NASA humorously referred to TB145 as the Great Pumpkin Asteroid.

The asteroid is now back on track to swing by Earth again but this time it looks like the asteroid will miss the famous night of trick-or-treating.

The asteroid will reach its closest proximity to Earth on the night of November 11 – two weeks after Halloween.

Unfortunately for enthusiasts asteroid hunters, the Skull Asteroid will be extremely hard to spot.

Paul Chodas, an asteroid expert from ’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said: “This time it’s not coming close enough to be any larger than a dot of light.”

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