Siding Spring Comet Encounters Mars Today

The Siding Spring comet will pass by Mars and will come closest around 2:27 p.m. EDT. For astronomers, this is a great opportunity to gather data on the comet and its influence on the atmosphere of the Red Planet. The comet comes from the Oort Cloud, the distant space region that surrounds our Sun. It is expected that material from the comet discover new information about our solar system.

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