Comet resembling human skull set to pass Earth after Halloween

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An artist's impression of Asteroid 2015 TB145. Pic: Jose Antonio Pena/Since

A “dead” comet that resembles a human skull is set to travel past the Earth less than a fortnight after Halloween.

The space rock, officially named Asteroid 2015 TB145, was discovered on 10 October 2015 by a team at the University of Hawaii, news.sky.com reports.

NASA fittingly nicknamed the asteroid the “Great Pumpkin” before it passed the Earth at a distance of roughly 302,000 miles (486,021km) on Halloween that year.

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