Halloween Asteroid

Nicole Kaiser
29 October 2015

Animated lapse of the asteroid

Asteroid 2015 TB145 will be making a close approach to the Earth on Halloween. The asteroid was discovered by the PanSTARRS team, and first noticed by Rob Weryk from London, ON who is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii. It is classified as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA), and has an inclined orbit – making it a tricky one to find. The asteroid is about 400 m across, and while it will not be visible with the naked eye, there will be telescopes tracking it on Halloween to get a close-up view.

If you want to learn more about asteroids, check out our Killer Asteroids case study!

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