NASA Releases Images of Halloween Comet in an Incredible Example of Cosmic Coincidence.

Three years after Stars Episode IV: A New Hope was released one of the most remarkable cosmic coincidences with regards to popular culture on Earth and imagery of Space would occur. The first fully resolved images of Saturn’s moon Mimas would be released by NASA and its similarity to the Empire’s Death Star would take everyone by surprise.

Until last night there was no better example of cosmic coincidence in our universe. Then NASA released imagery of the so called ‘Halloween comet’ due to zip by Earth on the evening of 31st October 2015.

Take. a. look. 

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Image credit: NAIC-Arecibo/NSF
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Processed revealing the chilling detail of the ‘dead’ comet.

Despite the low-res nature of the imagery, that piece of rock has an unmistakable resemblance to a human skull. We’ve covered funny photographs of Pareidolia before however the timing of this is more than a little unsettling. You’d be absolutely forgiven for thinking this was a NASA prank or publicity stunt, however with some hesitance Phogotraphy can confirm that this is actually happening.

NASA said in a press statement that ‘2015 TB145’ is most likely a ‘dead’ comet which has had all its resources from multiple passes of the Sun depleted. Imagery was obtained from NASA’s IRTF Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii last night and provides some of the first close up views of the eerie rock. The media released by NASA also included a short animation showing the rotation whereby some of the skull definition is lost.

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If you know other examples of cosmic coincidence we’d love to hear about them. Drop us a line in the comments below or via our social media pages.

Happy Halloween!


via NASA.

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