Skull-Shaped ‘Death Comet’ Asteroid Will Fly by Earth After Halloween

On Nov. 11, asteroid 2015 TB145 will zoom past Earth at a distance of 25 million miles

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It will arrive too late for Halloween this year, but an eerie, skull-shaped asteroid that some are calling the "death comet" is coming back for another visit.

On Nov. 11, asteroid 2015 TB145 will zoom past Earth at a distance of 25 million miles, NBC News reported. The first observed flyby of the ghoulish space rock occurred on Oct. 31, 2015.

At that time, the space rock — NASA dubbed it the "Great Pumpkin" asteroid — flew past at a much closer distance of about 300,000 miles. The moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 239,000 miles.

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