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Large Asteroid to Scream Past Earth on Halloween

A large asteroid that scientists discovered just this month will make a relatively close approach to Earth on Saturday, astronomers say, providing one of the best opportunities in years to gather data about a passing space rock. The asteroid, estimated to be about 1,300 feet (400 meters) in diameter, will shoot past the planet at 22 miles (35 kilometers) per second about 1 p.m. (1700 GMT). Known as 2015 TB145, it will come within about 300,000 miles (480,000 kilometers) of Earth, farther...

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