Asteroid 2015 TB145, known by some outlets as the “death comet,” is now all set to fly by Earth on November 11, 2018. On October 31, 2015 the space rock, symbolically called the “Great Pumpkin” by the National Astronomic Space Agency, had crossed by Earth within 310,000 miles; this time the distance which is expected is 25 million miles.
This space “traveler” got a lot of attention in the year 2015, when it was discovered with a telescope high on the top of a dormant Hawaiian volcano, because of its spooky shape that looked like a skull.
— NASA (@NASA) October 30, 2015
Not only that, but it was also known to be a so-called dead comet, that has only a rocky core, as it out-gassed all its volatile elements, such as ice, and leaves no tail.
The scientists termed the asteroid, that has a total diameter of approximately 600 meters, as extremely hazardous because of its size and closeness to Earth. However, tracking 2015 TB145 has clearly shown that there isn’t any kind of danger of it hitting earth. If such a collision happens, the space rock could prompt a tsunami which can be ocean wide or even bigger, which can destroy a reasonably sized state.
Since the November fly-by, the Great Pumpkin is not expected to come near to Earth for yet another 70 years.