NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s shaping up to be an extra creepy Halloween for earthlings.

This year the “Great Pumpkin” could be upstaged by a scary looking asteroid that many say looks like a skull.

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NASA’s “death comet” (Credit: CBS2)

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NASA spotted the “death comet” with its infrared telescope in Hawaii. The spooky space rock is ironically set to soar by the Earth on Halloween next month.

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Experts say the comet is likely a dead planet.