Scientists and sky watchers are abuzz about a “death comet” that will be passing Earth just after Halloween this year.
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.
Scientists say there’s nothing to worry about because the comet, while passing earth within just 300,000 miles back in 2015, will be about 24 million miles away when it passes on November 11, 2018.
The next time the dead comet will come back around will be on November 1, 2088.
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