Halloween's Asteroid

 

Use the website below to answer the following questions in COMPLETE SENTENCES on a piece of loose leaf paper:

 

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/23/spooky-tb145-asteroid-close-to-earth-halloween

 

1.  State the asteroid's 3 other names and, specifically, when will it pass Earth on New York time.

 

2.  How does this asteroid compare to the meteorite that struck Russia in 2013?  Include 2 numerical facts.

 

3.  The planets' orbits around the sun are flat (0 degrees).  Describe this asteroid's orbit.

 

4.  What characteristic of this asteroid would result in this asteroid having passed Earth in 1975?  Answer is not found in reading directly after question three's answer.

 

5.  Why did one scientist consider this asteroid to be a comet ?