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Giant asteroid to pass near Earth on Halloween

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Close: The asteroid will pass earth at around 35 kilometres a second
Close: The asteroid will pass earth at around 35 kilometres a second

A giant asteroid will pass close to the Earth on Halloween but the boffins at NASA say that we have nothing to worry about.

The asteroid, given the less than snappy title of 2015 TB145, was only spotted on October 10 by a telescope in Hawaii.

The rock is reported to be the biggest asteroid to pass this close to the Earth until 2027.

Roughly 600 metres across, the asteroid will pass just 310,000 miles from us, with its closest point being at 4pm on October 31.

That means it is classified as a potentially hazardous object but NASA are confident it won't strike the Earth.

This is the second such asteroid near miss in recent weeks.

Just nine days ago a monster two-mile across space rock safely passed us by.

If you possess a telescope you should be able to see 2015 TB145 pass by, at a speed of 78,000mph - 35 kilometres a second. 

You can check here for all the upcoming close calls.