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Comets: Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)

09 MAR 2016 Close Comet Flyby Threw Mars' Magnetic Field Into Chaos Just weeks before the historic encounter of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with Mars in October 2014, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft entered orbit around the Red Planet.

FEATURE 07 NOV 2014 Mars Spacecraft Reveal Comet Flyby Effects on Martian Atmosphere Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered new information about the basic properties of the comet's nucleus and directly detected the effects on the Martian atmosphere.

NASA media telecon on Friday, Nov. 7, will provide initial science observations of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring's close flyby of Mars and the impact on the Martian atmosphere.

FEATURE 24 OCT 2014 Mars Orbiter's Spectrometer Shows Oort Comet's Coma The imaging spectrometer on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided an image of the coma surrounding a comet that flew near Mars this week.

FEATURE 24 OCT 2014 Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars.

125,000 mph (56 km/sec) Date of Nucleus' Closest Approach: Oct. 19, 2014 at ~11:28 AM PT 2:28 PM ET 18:28 UT Dust Particles Produced by Comet (1/28/14): 220 pounds (100 kilograms) per second (~800,000 lbs per hour) Nucleus Diameter: Unknown Amount of Dust Particles: ~

5 years worth of normal meteor activity Coma: At 12,000 miles (19,300 km) across.

See simulation >> Multimedia Mars-Flyby Comet in False Color This movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014.

pdf 28.1 MB) Close Siding Spring Encounter The close encounter between comet Siding Spring and Mars flooded the planet with an invisible tide of charged particles from the comet's coma....

Ionized Metal in Mars' Atmosphere After Comet Flyby This graphic depicts what Mars' atmosphere would have looked like to a viewer with ultraviolet-seeing eyes after a meteor shower on Oct. 19, 2...

Mars Orbiter Sizes Up Passing Comet Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size...

Mars' Mid-Latitude Ionospheric Effects of Comet Flyby These plots portray data from radar sounding of Mars' mid-latitude ionosphere at three times on Oct. 19 and 20, 2014.

Comet Put Magnesium and Iron into Martian Atmosphere The places where the red line on this graph extends higher than the blue line show detection of metals added to the Martian atmosphere from du...

NASA Assets Observing Comet Siding Spring NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lif...

Mars Orbiters 'Duck and Cover' for Comet Siding Spring Encounter This artist's concept shows the NASA Mars orbiters lining up behind Mars for their 'duck and cover' maneuver to shield them from comet...

Artist's concept of comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) On Oct. 19, the comet will have a very close pass at Mars, just 82,000 miles (132,000 kilometers) from the planet.

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Comets: Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)

Image Gallery Close Siding Spring Encounter The close encounter between comet Siding Spring and Mars flooded the planet with an invisible tide of charged particles from the comet's coma....

Ionized Metal in Mars' Atmosphere After Comet Flyby This graphic depicts what Mars' atmosphere would have looked like to a viewer with ultraviolet-seeing eyes after a meteor shower on Oct. 19, 2...

Mars Orbiter Sizes Up Passing Comet Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size...

Brightness Rhythm of Comet Is Clue to Rotation Rate This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the High R...

Mars' Mid-Latitude Ionospheric Effects of Comet Flyby These plots portray data from radar sounding of Mars' mid-latitude ionosphere at three times on Oct. 19 and 20, 2014.

Comet Put Magnesium and Iron into Martian Atmosphere The places where the red line on this graph extends higher than the blue line show detection of metals added to the Martian atmosphere from du...

NASA Assets Observing Comet Siding Spring NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lif...

Mars Orbiters 'Duck and Cover' for Comet Siding Spring Encounter This artist's concept shows the NASA Mars orbiters lining up behind Mars for their 'duck and cover' maneuver to shield them from comet...

Artist's concept of comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) On Oct. 19, the comet will have a very close pass at Mars, just 82,000 miles (132,000 kilometers) from the planet.

NEOWISE Checks on Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring NASA's NEOWISE mission detected comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring on July 28, 2014, less than three months before this comet's close flyby of Mars...

MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring’s Hydrogen Coma

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Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring

This movie begins with an animation (artist's rendering) of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars.

The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.

Transcript: This movie begins with an animation (artist's rendering) of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars.

The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.

Comet Siding Spring: A Close Encounter with Mars

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will make a very close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. Passing at a distance of only 87000 miles (by comparison that's little more than 1/3 the distance between...

Comet Siding Spring Imaged by Martian Spacecraft | Mars Video

More space news and info at: - images of comet Siding Spring, taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and Opportunity Rover - as the comet was making..

Comet Siding Spring Imaged By Mars Orbiter | Video

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's (MRO) High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera snapped imagery of the comet during its fly-by of Mars. Siding Spring flew within 87000...

Huge Explosion Spotted on Mars After Comet Siding Spring Passes

Huge Explosion Spotted on Mars After Comet Siding Spring Passes comet C/2014 A1 r.Fritz Helmut Hemmerich made a video from 1200-meters at Tenerife in the Canary Islands showing Comet Siding...

Comet Siding Spring Grazes Mars' Atmosphere

A comet from the farthest reaches of the solar system passed extremely close to Mars this weekend, giving astronomers a rare opportunity to study it. Follow Zach Toombs:

Comet set to brush past planet Mars

The comet known as Siding Spring will brush past Mars on Sunday, coming so close to the planet that gas and dust in its tail could change its atmosphere and damage a number of spacecraft. ...

Comets Siding Spring C 2013 A1 Mars Exploration Program

Comet Siding Spring C/2013 A1 will make a very close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific...

NASA admits Mars was torn up by Comet Siding Spring

FINALLY. This information was brought to you by Me & a whole group of astonishing Youtubers over a year ago, and now NASA is talking about the moment that Slooh cut the Mars c/2013 Comet Siding...

Mars fleet and Comet Siding Spring - visualization

Flying past comet Siding Spring. The Mars orbiting fleet is faded on while Siding Spring passes very close to Mars. Visualization credits: Visualizers/Animators: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)...

MAVEN | Observing Comet Siding Spring at Mars

Follow Comet Siding Spring at #MarsComet On October 19, Comet Siding Spring will pass within 88000 miles of Mars – just one third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon! Traveling at...