"Skull" asteroid returns, but it's not really a skull and you probably won't see it anyway

Posted at 7:15 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 19:56:18-05

Remember this image from NASA showing an asteroid zipping past Earth on Halloween in 2015?

Adding to the eeriness, Asteroid 2015 TB145 looked like a skull when it passed by our planet. 

This year, the asteroid will be a little late to the Halloween party. 

The actual pass won't even happen until November 11. 

Astronomers also say it's unlikely the asteroid still has its skull-like look, but you won't be able to tell anyway. 

In 2015, the asteroid was just 300,000 miles from hitting earth and was visible to anyone with a good telescope. 

Tony Rice, Solar System Ambassador with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says this year, "It will be little more than a speck of light in the sky, even to a powerful telescope." 

This time around, the asteroid will pass more than 50 times farther than the moon. 

And in case you're wondering - Asteroid 2015 TB145 is most likely a dead comet, according to NASA. 

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