Comet Siding Spring Set To Flyby Mars In Once In A Lifetime Event
In a once in a million years event, a comet is expected to buzz by Mars in a cosmic close encounter.
Comet C/2013 A1, also known as Siding Spring, named after the observatory that first spotted the comet, was discovered last year by astronomer Robert McNaught. Comet Siding Spring will make its closest approach to Mars on Oct. 19 at 2:27 p.m. EDT when the comet will pass by Mars at a distance of only 87,000 miles, less than half the distance between Earth and the moon.
“On Oct. 19, we’re going to observe an event that happens maybe once every million years,” director of NASA’s planetary science division, Jim Green, said in a press conference earlier this month. “This is an absolutely spectacular event.”
[WATCH LIVE: Webcast Of Comet Siding Spring’s Flyby Of Mars]
This will be the comet’s first trip through the inner solar system. The comet comes from the Oort Cloud, a distant region of our solar system composed of icy bodies thought to be remnants left over from the formation of our solar system. Comet Siding Spring will be the first Oort Cloud comet to be studied up-close by spacecraft, presenting a rare opportunity to uncover clues about the conditions that existed during the formation of our solar system.
“This particular comet has never before entered the inner solar system, so it will provide a fresh source of clues to our solar system’s earliest days,” John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington said in a statement.
Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2014/10/18/comet-siding-spring-mars-flyby/
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your otp has been seeing each other for awhile and person a stays over at person b’s house a lot. and they always bring a bag of clothes for the next day until finally person a looks at them and says “middle drawer, it’s yours.”
Ha ha ha but Derek would be all gruff and uncommunicative about it, probably. So when he silently points out the drawer for the first time, Stiles immediately gets the feeling he’s done something wrong, except he has no idea what, or when. “Uh,” he says, racking his brain, “is this about that time I accidentally left a pair of boxers on your kitchen floor? Because—”
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Consent can look different for different people, but that’s why communication between partners is so important. No matter what it looks like though, consent should not hinge on any fear, discomfort, or pressure.