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Comet Siding Spring: October 19, 2014
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read the article 'NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets'
NASA released Thursday an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.
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read the article 'NASA Preparing for 2014 Comet Watch at Mars'
A close flyby of Mars in 2014 by comet Siding Spring could deliver opportunities for learning, but also possible hazards for orbiting spacecraft. NASA is preparing for both.
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read the article 'Collision Course? A Comet Heads for Mars'
A comet is heading for Mars, and there is a chance that it might hit the Red Planet in October 2014. An impact wouldn't necessarily mean the end of NASA's Mars program, but it would transform the program along with Mars itself.
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  • Click to view: Comet: Siding Spring
  • Click to view: NEOWISE Spies Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring
  • Click to view: Comet Siding Spring C/2013 A1

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