Human skull-shaped asteroid to pass by Earth in November 2018
New Delhi : A human skull-shaped asteroid, which was last seen passing by Earth in 2015, is all set to return in November 2018.
The asteroid will come closest to our planet in the next year. According to reports, the asteroid 2015 TB145 was last seen in 2015, and such a thrilling encounter will not be witnessed shortly until 2088.
The mysterious skull-shaped asteroid was spotted by a group of scientists in October 2015 with the help of Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii. The overall shape and features ‘eyes’ and ‘nose’ of the asteroid looked similar to the human skull, which is kind of scary.
As per recorded data, the asteroid measures between 625 and 700 meters that crosses space, using the Pan-STARRS telescope.
The asteroid was seen flying across the Earth in its closest proximity, only 486,000 km away, or about 1.3 times the distance to the moon.
The scientists are geared up to fetch more data about the asteroid when it returns to Earth in November 2018.
As per the scientists, they are still studying about this weird asteroid, and maybe this time they will discover that this asteroid is whether cause any impacts or not. After this, the skull-shaped asteroid will appear in 2088, zooming past Earth by 20 lunar distances.