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Comet heading for Mars!

Postby m0r1arty » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:21 pm

Hey all,

I've read over at Nasa that there's a chance that a comet will hit Mars in October of 2014.

The comet named 'Comet 2013 A1' is between 1 and 3 kilometres in diameter and is travelling at around 125,000 mph. Should it hit Mars an expected 35 million megatons of energy would be released from impact.

Chances are currently 1 in 2,000 of it making impact, but either way it'll be getting quite close to Mars and should make for a fascinating observation.

If it does hit Mars' environment would undergo a bit of change.

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Re: Comet heading for Mars!

Postby Illudium Q-36 » Tue May 14, 2013 9:14 am

This was potentially exciting news, I'm not certain I would of wanted it to happen but it no doubt would be an amazing sight.

Alas those pesky calculations.
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