NASA's Mars spacecraft sends back images of comet Siding Spring
NASA's Mars spacecraft sends back images of comet Siding Spring

NASA has released fascinating photos of comet Siding Spring captured by one of its orbiters and a rover as it whizzed past the Mars planet on Sunday (October 19, 2014).

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars planet
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars planet

Comet Siding Spring or C/2013 A1, which is the size of a small mountain, passed extremely close to the planet Mars on Sunday (19 October 2014).

Comet could hit, radically change Mars in 2014

The C/2013 A1 comet may pass as close as 37,000 km from the surface of Mars, according to data published Wednesday.