Comet Siding Spring

Curiosity Rover Snaps Photos of Comet Siding Spring, Giant Sunspot and Mars-shine

NASA's Curiosity Rover spends most of its time staring at the ground, but like humans, it looks up once in a while too.…

8 years ago

Mind-blowing Meteor Shower on Mars During Comet Flyby, Say NASA Scientists

"Thousands of meteors per hour would have been visible — truly astounding to the human eye." That's Nick Schneider's description…

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 354: Mars vs Comet Siding Spring

We were witness to a once in a million year event. A close approach of Comet Siding Spring to the…

8 years ago

MRO Spies Tiny, Bright Nucleus During Comet Flyby of Mars

Not to be outdone by the feisty Opportunity Rover, the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) turned in…

8 years ago

Opportunity Rover Spots Comet Siding Spring from the Surface of Mars!

It looks like NASA's hard-working Opportunity Rover nabbed our very first pictures of a comet seen from another world!  A…

8 years ago

Astrophotographers Capture Dramatic Photos of Comet Siding Spring Approaching Mars

Astrophotographer Damian Peach shares this spectacular image of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring approaching Mars taken just hours ago.  The faint comet…

8 years ago

Watch Live as Comet Siding Spring Flys By Mars

Comet Siding Spring will pass close to Mars today, Sunday, October 19, at 18:32 UTC. The comet will come within…

8 years ago

Here’s a Look at Comet Siding Spring Two Days Before its Encounter with Mars

The excitement continues to build as Comet Siding Spring rapidly approaches the Red Planet, and here's the latest view of…

8 years ago

How to See Comet Siding Spring as it Encounters Mars

With excitement building as Comet Siding Spring rapidly approaches the Red Planet, we'll soon have the opportunity to spot it…

8 years ago

Memory Problems Plague Martian Rover Opportunity As It Prepares To Watch A Comet Pass By

NASA's Opportunity rover is still experiencing frequent memory resets as it roams the Martian terrain near Endeavour Crater, even though…

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