An asteroid the size of a football stadium will zoom past Earth on Halloween, in a close encounter that astronomers view as far more treat than trick.
The massive asteroid 2015 TB145 will come within 500,000 km of the planet — or about 1.3 times the distance from Earth to the moon — on the afternoon of Oct. 31, just three weeks after the space rock was discovered, according to NASA. There's no threat of an impact on this pass, NASA officials said.
Astronomers estimate the diameter of 2015 TB145, which is also known as "Spooky," to be between 290 to 650 meters. The Halloween flyby will mark the closest known encounter with such a big asteroid until August 2027, researchers said.
I know several people who think this is the one that destroys life on earth and are preparing in bunkers, Personally I see no point in preparing anything because if this sucker were to hit us there is no bunker deep enough.