Can you tell me what happened when What comet Siding Springs buzzed Mars on Oct. 19, 2014?
Well NASA has recorded one of the most spectacular Martian meteor shower ever!
On Friday, NASA held a press conference to discuss what happened when Comet Siding Springs buzzed Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. An international fleet of Mars orbiters observed the encounter using a variety of cameras, radars, and other sensors.
The highlight was a “spectacular meteor shower” detected by NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft as it detected a glowing layer of Mg+ (a constituent of meteor smoke) floating 150 km above the planet’s surface:
Listen scientists discuss about this amazing space discovery:
Read about Siding Springs and the Comet conspiracy
According to NASA, the “smoke” measured by MAVEN around Mars is consistent with a few tons of comet dust being deposited in the atmosphere of Mars. Imagine that a human on the surface of Mars might have seen thousands of shooting stars per hour, possibly a meteor storm. WOW!