Skull Shaped Asteroid Zips By Earth on Halloween

On Halloween night, while ghouls and goblins did their trick-or-treating, an asteroid that is most likely a dead comet made a close flyby of Earth, with radar images revealing its eerie skull shape.

On Saturday (Oct. 31), the asteroid 2015 TB145 passed by Earth at a range of just over 300,000 miles (480,000 kilometers), placing it just outside the orbit of the moon, where it posed no threat to the planet. The timing of the flyby earned the asteroid – which is about 2,000 feet (600 meters) across – the nickname “Spooky” and “Great Pumpkin.”

http://news.discovery.com/space/asteroids-meteors-meteorites/skull-shaped-halloween-asteroid-zips-by-earth-151102.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

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