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From time to time, as relevant images about minor objects currently in the news become available from observers or from public news sources, we include one with a brief caption at the top of our daily news. This page catalogs the images posted this year along with their captions and links. (Jump to this year's latest.)

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passing Mars 
Illustration credit: NASA/JPL.

6 March 2013

The NASA/JPL NEO Program Office issued a statement yesterday that Oort cloud object C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) "will pass extraordinarily close to Mars" on October 19th of next year, and, based on a short five-month observation arc, "we can't exclude the possibility that the comet might impact Mars," putting the odds currently at less than one in 600. Illustration: NASA/JPL.

A/CC - 6 March 2013
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