View Full Version : MRO Spies Tiny, Bright Nucleus During Comet Flyby

2014-Oct-21, 01:00 AM
Not to be outdone by the feisty Opportunity Rover, the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) turned in its homework this evening with a fine image of comet C/2013 Siding Spring taken during closest approach on October 19.*The highest-resolution images were acquired by HiRISE at the minimum distance of 85,750 miles (138,000 km). […]

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