This image shows a star field with Mars up at the top, the constellation Scorpius running beneath it and to the left a little bit and the constellation Saturn Libra beneath Scorpius.

October 09, 2014

Comet Siding Spring will have a close approach to Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. This artist's concept shows people in the Southern Hemisphere were to look in the night sky. Mars and the comet may be visible with binoculars.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech

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