A swing and a miss!

With the start of the major league baseball season here, I thought it was an appropriate headline.

It turns out that comet C/2013 A1 that was going to hit Mars…well…isn’t.

Dang the bad luck! I mean really we have enough instrumentation on and around Mars that the images would have been spectacular to say the least. I may have affected some of the rovers, but probably not any more than the sand/dust storms that they are already subjected to on an annual basis.

Turns out that although the Universe is a shooting gallery, there is a lot of space in space.

There hasn’t been a really good comet crash since Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacted Jupiter. I would have even worked on my planetary imaging skills to take pictures of that event.

Sigh…maybe next time…as long as it isn’t headed toward us, that is. 😉

– Ex astris, scientia –

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