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Comet Siding Spring at Mars (post-encounter artwork by Don Davis)
Filed under pretty pictures, comets, comet Siding Spring, Mars, art
Comet Siding Spring passed very close by Mars but was only a relatively dim target. But it would appear brighter in the geometry pictured in this artwork, with the Sun lighting up the dust in the comet's coma and tail.
© Don Davis
Original image data dated on or about October 19, 2014.
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