Large space rocks are not the best news for the Earth if they rush in our direction. One of them seems incredibly creepy because it is shaped like a skull and is called “Comet Halloween”. 2015 TB145 was officially named as the last time it was seen near October 31, 2015 at a distance of 302,000 miles from the planet (1.3 times longer than the Earth-Moon distance).
Mankind will get a second chance to admire the space skull right after the Halloween holiday (November 2018). Ominous object - the ghost of a comet killed by the sun. This is believed to be a “dead comet” that has been transformed in its own orbit over millions of years. In size covers 625-700 m.
View of an object rotating in space Usually an asteroid is represented by a stone or metal, and a comet consists of ice and a stone. It is believed that the “skull” could previously have been a comet, until the ice had evaporated over a long time period. A comet would hardly have brought danger to our planet, as it managed to burn in the atmosphere in the fall.
Scientists believe that the asteroid is also not dangerous because it is not located on the collision course. This year, his distance from us should be 24 million miles. This will allow us to better study the cosmic rock and improve our understanding of its parameters.
Asteroid has no plans to fall to Earth
The asteroid should approach us on November 11th. It is believed that the next closest approach should be expected in 2088 during the Halloween period, when the object approaches 20 lunar distances.