The asteroid with a skull-like face will make its second trip near earth in three years after flying a worrisome 302,000 miles from our planet on October 31, 2015.
Space is a crazy place filled with endless array of planets, stars, comets, asteroids, suns, moons with ever-expanding galaxies that we are not ever close to understanding. Looking for a good Outer Space conspiracy theory? Take your pick, we got flat earth, hollow moon, no moon landing, Planet X, and the list goes on and on.
The only thing I know for sure about Outer Space is that God made it, every last endless bit of it, and one day He’s going to give us a guided tour of his amazing handiwork. And in that day we won’t need space suits or oxygen masks.
“Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:” Jeremiah 31:35 (KJV)
FROM DAILY MAIL UK: This year, the comet will be a much more comfortable 24 million miles away on November 11, Mother Nature Network reported. The comet, officially recognized as 2015 TB145, has a few nicknames including ‘Halloween asteroid‘, ‘death comet’ and ‘The Great Pumpkin’ by NASA.
The 2000-foot-wide rock gets the name ‘death comet’ not only because of its human skull face, but because it’s believed to have been long-dead. Numerous passes around the sun likely stripped the comet of its volatiles, according to Mother Nature Network.
‘We found that the object reflects about 6 percent of the light it receives from the sun,’ said Vishnu Reddy, a research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona said in 2015.
‘That is similar to fresh asphalt, and while here on Earth we think that is pretty dark, it is brighter than a typical comet which reflects only 3 to 5 percent of the light. That suggests it could be cometary in origin — but as there is no coma evident, the conclusion is it is a dead comet,’ Reddy said.
The Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia captured the asteroid in the early morning hours of Halloween 2015 during a different period in its rotation. The 2015 flyby was the closest the eerie comet has come to earth.
In this lifetime, the comet’s next closest visit will occur on November 1, 2088, at an even more comfortable distance of just over 5 million miles from earth. READ MORE
“Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!” Job 22:12 (KJV)