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  Comet C/2013 A1: Impact with Mars in 2014?

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SpaceAholic
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posted 03-04-2013 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Newly discovered comet C/2013 A1 is projected to make a very close approach to Mars next year which should be a great show for our robotic sensors on the planet's surface.

There is a small but possible chance given ambiguity in the comet's known orbital data that it may even impact Mars late next year...

Saturn V
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posted 03-07-2013 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Saturn V     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just read that there is a comet coming close to Mars later this year.

Does anyone know if the HD cameras on Curiosity can operate at night? It would be great to get an HD shot of the comet as it goes by from a Mars surface perspective...

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Frewi80
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posted 03-11-2013 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frewi80   Click Here to Email Frewi80     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very thrilled about this one.

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