31 October 2015 Close Approach of 2015 TB145

Small pieces of rock, with a big influence (just ask the dinosaurs).
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31 October 2015 Close Approach of 2015 TB145

Post by Christopher K. » October 26th, 2015, 3:11 pm

The Near Earth Object Program has issued a special statement about this object. It will swing its closest to Earth at 12:05pm CDT on Halloween. Although fairly close, the object will be way beyond the unaided-eye range, even for those still in dark skies.

More information:
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news190.html
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Re: 31 October 2015 Close Approach of 2015 TB145

Post by Christopher K. » October 30th, 2015, 6:39 pm

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is calling this object a "dead comet" that bears "a resemblance to a skull". I guess JPL is in a seasonal spirit.

The Virtual Telescope Project is supposed to have a live feed, although nothing's posted at the URL right now...
http://www.virtualtelescope.eu/2015/10/ ... -oct-2015/

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/halloween-s ... omet-flyby

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Re: 31 October 2015 Close Approach of 2015 TB145

Post by steveareno225 » October 30th, 2015, 8:52 pm

Here is video of the asteroid 2015 TB145 from 2015-10-24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKGveRermPc

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