Mars’ close encounter with Siding Spring comet worries scientists

August 6, 2014 12:02 PM

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Mars’ close encounter with Siding Spring comet worries scientists

Are the research rovers exploring the Martian surface in threat? An unexpected guest is arriving on the Red Planet and this has raised concerns among the world scientists including those from US space agency NASA, whose Mars exploration rovers including Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity are searching life on the planet.

According to the scientists, a comet dubbed Siding Spring will have a close encounter with the Mars. Scientists say the comet is unlikely to be dangerous for the planet and the rovers or the research satellites orbiting the red planet too but celestial events always remain a concern.

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