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Australia : NASA to Discuss Science Findings of Oct. 19 Comet Flyby of Mars.

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Friday, Nov. 7, to provide initial science observations of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring s close flyby of Mars and the impact on the Martian atmosphere.

NASA s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and a radar instrument aboard the European Space Agency s Mars Express spacecraft provided the first close-up studies of the comet that originated from the distant outer reaches of our solar system.

Briefing participants include: Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, Nick Schneider, instrument lead for MAVEN s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph, University of Colorado, Boulder, Mehdi Benna, instrument scientist for MAVEN s Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt. Maryland, Don Gurnett, co-investigator on the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument on Mars Express, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Alan Delamere, co-investigator for MRO s HiRISE instrument, Delamere Support Services, Boulder, Colorado.

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