On October 19, the Comet Siding Spring will come within about 87,000 miles of Mars – about one-third of the distance of the Moon from Earth.  Studying this close encounter will be the largest fleet of orbiting scientific observatories ever flown to another world, orbiting around and on the ground of Mars. These instruments will, for the first time ever, have the chance to make close-up observations of a comet new to the inner solar system.

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