Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Update: Comet Close Flyby of Mars in 2014 October

Apr. 15, 2013 — New observations of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) have allowed NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. to further refine the comet's orbit.


This computer graphic depicts the orbit of comet 2013 A1 (Siding Spring) through the inner solar system. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Based on data through April 7, 2013, the latest orbital plot places the comet's closest approach to Mars slightly closer than previous estimates, at about 68,000 miles (110,000 kilometers). At the same time, the new data set now significantly reduces the probability the comet will impact the Red Planet.

More - Link >>> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130415123213.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fspace_time+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Space+%26+Time+News%29&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail

Sources: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, ScienceDaily.com .

Related Blog Posts ---

Collision Course? A Comet Heads for Mars  (2013 March 28):

Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2013/03/collision-course-comet-heads-for-mars.html

 

Could a Comet Hit Mars in 2014? (2013 March 2):

Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2013/03/could-comet-hit-mars-in-2014.html


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