Near Earth Asteroid 2015 TB145 Fly-By
In the evening of October 31, this Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) speeds past the Earth at about 1.2 lunar distances. What is particularly interesting about this asteroid is it highly inclined orbit, bringing it from well below the plane of the Solar System, up over the Moon and Earth to begin its brief visit to the inner Solar System. Looking an both size (approx 400 m diameter) and how close it comes to Earth, this is a once in a decade event. The personally cool aspect to this is that the "Halloween Asteroid" was discovered by friend and previous Western Meteor Physics colleague Rob Weryk, now at Pan-STARRS. With all the development and operational work that went and goes into Pan-STARRS, discoveries are not attributed to individuals, but to the system.