NASA Detects Comet Siding Spring Headed Toward Mars, Orbiting Spacecraft Remotely in Danger

August 5, 2014 7:08 AM

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NASA is preparing its spacecraft floating around Mars for an impending close encounter with a comet heading towards the Red Planet this autumn.

According to the Los Angeles Times, engineers are worried because of the tiny particles that will hurtle through space, posing a potential risk to various spacecraft. The bits of dust and ice will be traveling approximately 35 miles per second, essentially a wave of destructive shrapnel.

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