Siding Spring Comet To Fly Past Mars; Could Damage NASA Orbiters

August 5, 2014 11:16 AM

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Siding Spring Comet To Fly Past Mars; Could Damage NASA Orbiters

by Vikas ShuklaAugust 05, 2014, 7:18 am

Siding Spring, a comet heading toward Mars from the Oort cloud will fly by the red planet on October 19. It has NASA scientists worried because the celestial body will shower dust particles that could potentially damage the space agency’s satellites and rovers. The comet was discovered by Australian...

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