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Comet’s flyby of Mars a boon for scientists

The red planet’s brush with Comet Siding Spring Sunday was a close encounter of the best kind for science, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study a pristine remnant of the solar system’s birth 4.6 billion years ago as it makes its first and possibly last visit to the warmth of the inner solar system.

via Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Comet’s flyby of Mars a boon for scientists.

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This entry was posted on October 20, 2014 by in Astronomy, Space.

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