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Skull-shaped asteroid to make after-Halloween visit



A gruesome-looking space rock named "Halloween Asteroid" on October 31, 2015, after coming within 300,000 miles of Earth, will make a return visit this fall.

Asteroid 2015 TB145 is expected to safely pass 25 million miles of Earth in November, just after Halloween.

"Although this approach will not be so favorable, we will be able to obtain new data that could help us to get to know these and similar masses more closely to our planet," said Pablo Santos-Sanz, an astrophysicist on Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia in Spain, in a statement.

The skull discovered in 2015 by the Pan-Starrs 1 telescope is, according to Space.com, an extinct comet that has lost its water and other volatile material.

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5 TB145 will reappear in 2088.


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