NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets


“NASA released Thursday an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars — less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.

The image on the left, captured  March 11 by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, shows comet C/2013 A1, also called Siding Spring, at a distance of 353 million miles from Earth. Hubble can’t see Siding Spring’s icy nucleus because of its diminutive size. The nucleus is surrounded by a glowing dust cloud, or COMA, that measures roughly 12,000 miles across.”
Link to fill article:
http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/march/nasas-hubble-space-telescope-spots-mars-bound-comet-sprout-multiple-jets

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About Jason Bucky Roberts

Being a product/child of the 80’s, Jason Bucky Roberts was born in California. Being raised on Saturday morning cartoons, watching the rise of gaming consoles and taking part in the never ending war between Apple and PC. Jason as become a mild-mannered blogger & super nerd. Fighting a never-ending battle for fandom, cosplayers, & the Ameri-CON way! Typical social media evangelist. Avid gamer. Professional zombie specialist and a devoted reader. Jason’s current Twitter handle is Jason Bucky Roberts ‏@iRoberts3

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