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  • Take a front-row seat to watch Comet Siding Spring flying by Mars

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 11th, 2014

    Want to see the comet fly-by of the year, but you’re not actually on Mars to get the best view? Don’t worry. The Solar System Scope app is offering a thrilling visualization of comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) that is slated to give the Red Planet a close shave on Oct. 19, 2014. The simulation made by […]

  • NASA’s fleet of spacecraft readied to capture Comet Siding Spring’s Martian pass

    Jason RhianOctober 10th, 2014

    On Sunday, Oct. 19 at about 2:27 p.m. EDT (1827 GMT), Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will fly by Mars at a distance of only 88,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) — one-third the distance between Earth and the Moon — traveling at about 126,000 mph (33 miles or 56 kilometers per second). NASA has its Mars […]