NASA rerouting Mars orbiters to avoid comet collision

August 5, 2014 1:11 PM

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NASA rerouting Mars orbiters to avoid comet collision

NASA will tweak the orbital path of its $297 million Mars Odyssey orbiter on Tuesday to take it out of the way of potentially damaging super-speed dust from a massive comet that will fly very close to the Red Planet on Oct. 19.

NASA already made one unannounced change to the path of its other Mars spacecraft, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and it plans to carry out a final maneuver on Aug. 27.

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