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PostPosted: October 26th, 2015, 3:11 pm 
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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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PostPosted: October 30th, 2015, 6:39 pm 
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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/2015/10/20/potentially-hazardous-asteroid-2015-tb145-very-close-encounter-live-event-31-oct-2015/

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http://www.nasa.gov/feature/halloween-skies-to-include-dead-comet-flyby


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PostPosted: October 30th, 2015, 8:52 pm 
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Here is video of the asteroid 2015 TB145 from 2015-10-24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKGveRermPc


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