NASA Prepares For Comet Flyby Of Mars

CLOSE CALL : NASA is preparing for a close flyby of Mars by Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring on Oct. 19, taking steps both to protect its Mars-orbiting spacecraft and exploit the scientific potential of the event. The comet will shed debris traveling at 35 mi. (56 km) per second relative to Mars, a...

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