CREEPY Skull Shaped Asteroid Set to Fly by Earth

Earth will be getting a creepy visitor in mid-November, a skull-shaped asteroid will make its second flyby past Earth since it was discovered in October 2015. It went on to pass by Earth on Oct. 31, 2015, prompting it to be nicknamed the Halloween asteroid. 

Officially known as 2015 TB145, it spends most of its time beyond Mars and Jupiter, per Newsweek. But its orbit brings it close to Earth every 3.04 years, reports Space.com. Because of the tilted shape of the orbit, it will be farther from Earth in 2018 than in 2015—it won't be so close again for 500 years, per Science Alert—but researchers still hope to get the opportunity to learn more about the rock, considered "potentially hazardous" by NASA because of its close approach.

Lets just hope somebody DOESN'T get a new Halloween decoration in their front yard this coming November.

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