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About this Object
Object Name:
Mars and Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
Object Description:
Planet and Comet Closest Approach
On October 19, 2014 at 2:28 p.m. EDT, Mars and Comet Siding Spring were approximately 151 million miles from Earth and passed within 87,000 miles (1.5 arcminutes) of each other.
About the Data
Data Description:
The image was created from Hubble data from the following proposals 13936 PI: Z. Levay and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and 13675: PI: J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute), T. Farnham and M. Kelley (University of Maryland), N. Samarasinha (Planetary Science Institute), D. Bodewits and M. A'Hearn (University of Maryland), C. Lisse (JHU/APL), W. Delamere (Delamere Support Services), and M. Mutchler (STScI).
Exposure Dates:
October 18/19, 2014
Comet: F775W (i)
Mars: F410M (410nm) and F673N (673 nm)
About this Image
NASA, ESA, J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute), C. Lisse (JHU/APL), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date:
October 23, 2014