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Asteroid to Zoom Past Earth on Halloween at ‘Unusually High’ Speed; No Collision Expected, NASA Says


An asteroid that was discovered just two weeks ago is expected to make its nearest pass to Earth on Halloween and will be closer to our planet than any other object since 2006.

Identified as 2015 TB145, it was first located by NASA scientists on Oct. 10, according to the administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Measuring somewhere between 920 and 2,034 feet in diameter, it’s about the size of a large skyscraper, Gizmodo also said.

But don’t worry. This asteroid is not a threat to our planet. It will pass by roughly 1.3 lunar distances from Earth; in other words, it will never come closer to the planet than the Moon.

NASA did say 2015 TB145 is traveling


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