Thursday, October 16, 2014
Comet Siding Spring is about to buzz Mars
Source - Space Weather News for Oct. 16, 2014: http://spaceweather.com
MARS COMET: This weekend, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will make a historically close approach to Mars. Satellites and rovers will get an eye-full as the green comet passes less than 140,000 km above the Red Planet's surface. No one knows what will happen. Possible side-effects of the flyby include a Martian meteor shower and auroras.
More information and amateur images of the comet approaching Mars may be found on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com .