Big Doings at Mars Tomorrow

Update, October 24, 4:33 p.m.: Here’s what Hubble saw:
 

NASA

And all that dust hasn’t damaged any of the craft currently parked at Mars. Yay! NASA

Update, October 20, 5:19 p.m.: Good, the pictures are starting to come out!
 

 

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter got some close shots – not visually dramatic in these Rosetta days, but per the text, very informative.
 


 
Original post:
 
Comet Siding Spring will pass close to Mars, and NASA will move its orbiters over to the other side of the planet during the 22-minute period of greatest risk from comet dust in the tail. I don’t know what the Indian Space Research Organization plans to do for its Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan). Here’s a video from NASA about the encounter:

 


 
 


I’ve written about comets and the MAVEN orbiter recently over at my other blog, Flight To Wonder.



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