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.
That creepy, skull-faced asteroid is heading back towards Earth