Tag: Comet Siding Spring

Comet Siding Spring Flyby Wreaked Havoc On Mars Magnetic Field

The flyby of Comet Siding Spring on planet Mars impacted the magnetic field of the Red Planet. The disruptions continued for several hours after the comet's departure.

Space March 11, 2016

Maven is a 'Go' After Mars' Siding Spring Excitement

The Maven spacecraft has started its main mission, after observing Comet Siding Spring zoom past Mars. What has it already found?

Space November 19, 2014

Siding Spring Mars flyby lights up Martian sky (and we nearly missed the show)

We may not have seen it here on Earth but the flyby of comet Siding Spring near Mars last month has produced a spectacular meteor shower in the Martian sky. Thousands of shooting stars were appearing per hour.

Space November 8, 2014

How did comet Siding Spring's flyby of Mars affect the red planet?

NASA and ESA spacecraft instruments report back data on the effects of comet Siding Spring's recent flyby of Mars last month, showing an increase in ionization of the planet's atmosphere.

Geek November 7, 2014

NASA Mars orbiter Odyssey survives comet Siding Spring flyby, sends back photos as proof

Computer models projected NASA's Odyssey orbiter could possibly be in danger of the dust from comet Siding Spring's close brush with Mars. Data received from the spacecraft indicate it is in good health.

Space October 21, 2014

NASA preps for Comet Siding Spring's Mars flyby: Why scientists are going gaga over it

Mars observatories on and around the Red Planet are now being prepared for a close encounter with Comet Siding Spring. The cosmic rendezvous may provide more details about the formation of the solar system in its earliest days.

Space October 19, 2014

Siding Spring comet Mars flyby 2014: How and when to watch this once-in-a-million-years event

Comet making close flyby of Mars will be the center of scientific attention. Comet will come closer to the Red Planet than any comet has ever come to the Earth.

Space October 18, 2014

Red Planet orbiters on red alert as Comet Siding Spring looms

Comet Siding Spring will make a close encounter with Mars, and NASA is moving orbiters out of the way, fearing damage to the vehicles.

Space August 6, 2014

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