Today, Halloween, another day when life as we know it could have ended.. changed.. potentially would have been the start of a mass extinction event.. and in another timeline or multiverse, a parallel place, that could be happening.
Luckily here in this timelime, the dead comet with the skull face is narrowing MISSING Earth instead of hitting.
And you read that right. A dead comet. With a skull face. For Halloween and space standards, that mixture can’t get creepier.
From the AFP:
A massive space rock that will shave by Earth on Halloween looks like a dead comet with a skull face, NASA said after gaining a closer look at the spooky space object.
Astronomers initially thought the object was an asteroid when they spotted it in early October, and named it Asteroid 2015 TB145.
But using the US space agency’s Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, experts “have determined that the celestial object is more than likely a dead comet that has shed its volatiles after numerous passes around the sun,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement late Friday
Scientists have also spotted an eerie skull-like resemblance on the face of the rock, based on radar data from the National Science Foundation’s 305-meter (1,000-foot) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
No danger of hitting earth.
But maybe this should perk us up a bit, if not scare us. We should start getting to know the unfriendly skies more than we do.. we should get to know the threats that lurk. One day, perhaps on a Halloween of the future, a skull faced-dead comet could slam into our lives..