Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Image From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Comet’s Coma

NASA/JHUAPL CRISM acquired the first image at 2:16 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19, just prior to the comet’s closest approach to Mars at 2:27 p.m. EDT, when it came within roughly 88,000 miles of the planet. The second image was taken 37 minutes later, during which ... [Published Lab Manager - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

Image From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Comet's Coma

Contact InformationAvailable for logged-in reporters onlyNewswise — These two infrared images of C/2013 (Comet Siding Spring) were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) ... [Published Newswise - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Science Journal: Hubble captures pic of comet passing Mars

From Space.com (excerpted):"The Hubble Space Telscope has captured a jaw-dropping view of a comet making an incredibly close flyby of Mars."The space telescope snapped the image when Comet Siding Spring was hurtling through space near the Red Planet on ... [Published Florida Times-Union - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Google doodle for India Mars mission

Google has done a number of doodles on Indian subjects Google has marked the success of India's Mars mission in its famous daily doodle, exactly one month after a robotic probe went into orbit around the red planet.Thursday's doodle depicts the Mangalyaan ... [Published BBC - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 4 reports

First Images of Comet Siding Spring Released by NASA

The first images of Comet Siding Spring, taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, suggest it's smaller than previously believed.The images, taken from a miniumum distance of about ... [Published Auto World News - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 3 reports

NASA unveils fascinating images of Mars-buzzing comet

A large comet swooped in close to Mars over the weekend. NASA's orbiters had to hide from the debris, but still captured some great shots. Siding Spring comet as seen by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona NASA just ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 10 reports

NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of comet Siding Spring

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected.The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its predicted ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 11 reports

NASA: Stay tuned for images of comet Siding Spring from Mars

Comet Siding Spring has flown past Mars, but the NASA satellites in orbit around the Red Planet are continuing to study the mysterious visitor from the solar system’s distant Oort cloud.All three spacecraft – the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

Mars Missions Report in After Comet Close Encounter : Discovery News

As comet Siding Spring speeds away after its Martian encounter on Sunday, our armada of satellites have reported in to signal that they are OK. NASA’s Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and MAVEN missions, plus the European Mars Express have all ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 5 reports

Comet Siding Spring Whizzes Past Mars; NASA Orbiters Safe

Siding Spring, also known as C/2013 A1, is a comet coming from the Oort CloudComet Siding Spring has raced past Mars at 125,000 mph. At its closest encounter on Sunday at 2:27 pm Eastern Time, the comet was just 87,000 miles from the red planet. NASA ... [Published Value Walk - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Maven survive comet fly-by

Security for virtualized datacentresComet Siding Springs has passed Mars, apparently without incident. NASA says the “Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter … continues operating in good health after sheltering behind Mars during the half hour when high-velocity ... [Published The Register - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 5 reports

Siding Spring Comet Passes Mars At 120,000mph

National Newssupplied byThe comet, known as Siding Spring (C/2013 A1), hurtled past Mars at a distance of about 88,000 miles (141,600 km) - less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.Astronomers did not expect the comet to collide with Mars, ... [Published Channel 103 - Oct 19 2014]

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An asteroid-hopping campaign essentially splits the difference, Binzel argues. "Sooner or later we are headed to Mars," he says. "We have to find positive ways to move us closer."
"Tzec Muan is an educational outreach observatory, so this is great motivation also for the students"
"They'll study the comet itself, which is a small chunk of ice and rock. They'll also study the cloud of gas and dust around the comet, as well as its long tail" she said
"The Hubble Space Telscope has captured a jaw-dropping view of a comet making an incredibly close flyby of Mars."

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Asteroids Offer Stepping-Stones to Mars, Expert... [Published National Geographic - Oct 29 2014]
Image From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Com... [Published Lab Manager - Oct 28 2014]
Look out! House-sized asteroid set to pass with... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 27 2014]
Image From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Com... [Published Newswise - Oct 27 2014]
Giant Comet Skims Past Mars at 120,000mph [Published Sudan Vision Daily - Oct 26 2014]
Surreal Images of Comet Whizzing past Mars Capt... [Published The Utah People's Post - Oct 25 2014]
Comet whizzes past red planet [Published Japan Times - Oct 25 2014]
An eventful 30 days for Mars Orbiter Mission [Published Deccan Herald - Oct 25 2014]
Google doodle for India Mars mission [Published BBC - Oct 24 2014]
Science Journal: Hubble captures pic of comet p... [Published Florida Times-Union - Oct 24 2014]
Mars orbiter dodges comet, 'safe and sound in o... [Published Times of India - Oct 24 2014]
Comet Siding Spring flew by Mars and watched by... [Published HobbySpace - Oct 23 2014]
Hubble Composite Picture Shows How Close Siding... [Published Universe Today - Oct 23 2014]
Skywatch: Mars' Close Brush with a Comet [Published Twin Falls Times-News - Oct 23 2014]
Comets Near Earth [Published Huffington Post - Oct 22 2014]
Mars orbiter snaps close up of comet Siding Spring [Published Science News Online - Oct 22 2014]
Comet Visits Mars [Published Red Orbit - Oct 22 2014]
First Images of Comet Siding Spring Released by... [Published Auto World News - Oct 22 2014]
Comet Siding Springs revealed as flying molehill [Published The Register - Oct 22 2014]
NASA releases first image of comet speeding pas... [Published The Week Magazine - Oct 22 2014]
NASA unveils fascinating images of Mars-buzzing... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 22 2014]
NASA Mars Probes See Rare Comet Flyby (Photos) [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 21 2014]
NASA orbiter beams back images of Siding Spring... [Published UPI - Oct 21 2014]
NASA orbiter and rover send back first looks at... [Published Tech World Australia - Oct 21 2014]
NASA Unveils Fascinating Images Of Mars-buzzing... [Published Yahoo! News South Africa - Oct 21 2014]
Comet Siding Spring Leaves Mars Orbiters Unharmed [Published Value Walk - Oct 21 2014]
Photographers snap Siding Spring comet buzzing ... [Published Mother Nature Network - Oct 21 2014]
Martian Permafrost And Dust-Sculpted Surface Ca... [Published Universe Today - Oct 21 2014]
NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of com... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 21 2014]
NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of com... [Published Greenspace - Oct 21 2014]
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NASA spacecraft around Mars sends images of com... [Published Greenspace - Oct 21 2014]
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected. ...
How to see Mars from Earth, as Comet Siding Spr... [Published EarthSky - Oct 19 2014]
Astronomers have been waiting with bated breath for the big day – October 19, 2014 – as Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) nearly misses the planet Mars in its maiden journey through the inner solar system. The featured sky chart at the top of this post ...
Once-in-a-million-years comet won’t smash into ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Oct 16 2014]
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so. A comet as hefty as a small mountain will pass mind-bogglingly close to Mars on Sunday, approaching within 87,000 miles at a speed of 126,000 ...
Mars Robotic Spacecraft Population Reaches New ... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Sep 24 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Illustration: GSFC/NASA NASA's MAVEN spacecraft entered Mars orbit this week. September has shaped up to be a very exciting month in the annals of Mars exploration. Two new spacecraft, NASA's Mars Atmosphere ...
The MAVEN Spacecraft Has Begun Orbiting Mars on... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Sep 22 2014]
Mars explorer MAVEN entered the Red Planet’s orbit late Sunday night, beginning a yearlong journey during which scientists hope to discover what happened to the Martian atmosphere. Mission managers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, ...
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