Incredibly creepy skull-shaped asteroid is going to cruise by Earth next year

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Incredibly creepy skull-shaped asteroid is going to cruise by Earth next year

Post by kbot » 12-22-2017 02:32 PM

Nice............ after the other needle-shaped asteroid that whizzed past recently, at least this one is intriguing. It's been by at least once before in 2015

Incredibly creepy skull-shaped asteroid is going to cruise by Earth next year

Giant rocks hurtling through space are probably scary enough all on their own, but when one of them looks like a human skull, well, that’s just downright unsettling. Asteroid 2015 TB145 first cruised by our planet in 2015, but the creepy space rock is headed back towards us for another visit, and scientists are keeping a very close eye on it.

The object, which has been dubbed the “Halloween asteroid” — thanks to the timing of its visit in October of 2015 as well as its unusual shape — measures around 700 meters wide and is somewhat oblong in shape. At the moment, astronomers forecast that its next flyby will occur in November of 2018, and they’re eager to learn more about the peculiar visitor.
http://bgr.com/2017/12/22/skull-asteroi ... halloween/
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Re: Incredibly creepy skull-shaped asteroid is going to cruise by Earth next year

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 12-23-2017 05:44 AM

Wow kbot, this is new space news to me! 🌎 🕛 💀 Just like in Robert Lewis Stevenson's Treasure Island, "Scull Rock" would have been a better name to choose.

Gulp! Thanks! :shock:

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