Saturday, October 18, 2014

Comet Siding Spring to Come Within 87,000 Miles of Mars On Sunday



4 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

i watched gravity last night. i hope the comet puts on a better show than george clooney.

texlahoma said...

Billy - Ha! Haven't seen it yet.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Billy: You actually expected the most overrated actor on Earth to put on a good show?
I was too distracted by Bullock's bollox to notice!
Seriously though, I hope I'll be able to see this.

texlahoma said...

Galt - Comet Siding Spring

(Oct 25, 2014)

There is currently a 1 and 120,000 chance that Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will hit Mars on October 19, 2014. Based on Leonid Elenin's recent observations, Comet Siding Spring will pass 0.000276 AU (41,300 km, 25,700 miles) from the surface of Mars.

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