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Jan 31 14 1:36 AM

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NASA's NEOWISE mission captured images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, which is slated to make a close pass by Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. The infrared pictures reveal a comet that is active and very dusty even though it was about 355 million miles (571 million kilometers) away from the sun on Jan. 16, 2014.

The comet has a negligible 1 in 2000 chance of striking Mars and that probability seems to be decreasing as new data about the comet's orbit is gathered. See the vid at the first link.

NASA Sees Comet That Will Buzz Mars This Year

Comet Siding Spring will approach within 86,000 miles (138,000 kilometers) of Mars on Oct. 19, potentially putting on a good show for NASA's Red Planet spacecraft. But the dust shed by the comet as it barrels toward the sun may also endanger the agency's Mars orbiters, so officials are already mapping out possible risk-mitigation plans. NASA's Mars missions will join the observation campaign when Siding Spring gets closer to the Red Planet. For example, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) may get good images of the comet's core during the close approach.
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Jun 11 14 8:02 AM

dam to bad I missed that one I bet it did put on a good show :( humm its been to long since my mind was bent in pursute of anything other than trifflings and I feel the need for discourse .....  but here I am in a room seemingly diserted so I have to ask where the fuck is everyone and what the hell have ya all been doing sides the usual playing with it ???? 

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Jun 12 14 2:11 AM

ravenwynter1 wrote:
dam to bad I missed that one I bet it did put on a good show :( humm its been to long since my mind was bent in pursute of anything other than trifflings and I feel the need for discourse .....  but here I am in a room seemingly diserted so I have to ask where the fuck is everyone and what the hell have ya all been doing sides the usual playing with it ???? 

Well, Lij and I are still exchaning messages regularly on  a couple of Yuku Communities, but this is the only Lefora Group I even read regularly these days, and there's hardly ever anything posted I feel is worth replying to... 

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