NEW DELHI—India has changed the track of its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) to avoid any possible collision with debris from a fast-approaching comet that will whiz past the red planet on Oct. 19, a senior space scientist says. "The spacecraft has been taken to a position farthest from the tail of the comet Siding Spring so that it doesn’t affect the satellite as it comes close to Mars," says A.S. Kiran Kumar, director of the Space Application Center, a research unit of the ...

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