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EARLY TRICK-OR-TREATER SWINGS PAST MARS THIS SUNDAY

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This is the same post as the one back in august but with a few more details and links. Posting as a reminder as it very well could be a once in a lifetime event.

Maybe Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring thinks Mars is a giant pumpkin careening around the Sun just in time for Halloween or maybe it’s just a near miss event set to occur on Sunday, October 19, 2014 around 18:28 UTC (14:28 EDT) with the potential to result in some spectacular images and or data from the team of orbiting and roving spacecraft now breathing a sigh of relief after learning that the comet will not be impacting as some had initially believed. Many mid and high-northern latitude areas will not be able to see this event because mars will have already set. Use this tool to calculate the rise…

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