Watch The Close Flyby Of Mars Here [VIDEO]

October 19, 2014 4:47 PM

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Watch The Close Flyby Of Mars Here [VIDEO]

Comet Siding Spring will be passing by Mars on Sunday, making its close approach of just 87,000 miles at 2:27 p.m. EDT. Slooh, an international team of observatories and astronomers, will provide a comet live stream beginning at 2:15 p.m. EDT and will attempt to track the celestial object as it makes its way past Mars.

NASA's fleet of Martian orbiters and rovers are already in position to watch Comet Siding Spring pass less than half the distance between the Earth and the moon and will be traveling at speeds reaching 126,000 mph, notes NASA.

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