Could a comet hit Mars in 2014?
A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year – but this time it’s not Earth that’s in the cosmic crosshairs.
According to preliminary orbital prediction models, comet C/2013 A1 will buzz Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. The icy interloper is thought to originate from the Oort Cloud – a hypothetical region surrounding the solar system containing countless billions of cometary nuclei that were outcast from the primordial solar system billions of years ago.
Things are definitely getting interesting! I wouldn’t miss this cosmic show for anything!
And speaking of comets, have you read the new book? Interesting that the Russian meteorite explosion occurred 3 days following its release. The Universe may be speaking! Now ranked at #13 in Books > History > Historical Study & Educational Resources > Historiography, and #10 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Metaphysics: