It's black. It's massive. It's shaped like a skull. Meet the dead comet that will fly safely past Earth this Halloween.
At 10 a.m. on Halloween morning, a mysterious and vaguely skull-shaped body from space will hurtle past our planet, coming within 1.3 times the distance between the Earth and the moon.
Scientists had previously thought the object was a large asteroid with a funky orbit. However, new observations made on Oct. 30th suggest it is more likely a dormant comet that has shed its volatile materials after several turns around the sun.
The new measurements reveal that the extraterrestrial body is as dark as printer toner...