Wide Field Camera 3 which is stationed on the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA has captured the exclusive images of the comet C/2013 A1. This comet C/2013 A1 is otherwise known as the Siding Spring. The electrifying images of this comet were released on 19th October 2014.
Scientists of NASA specified, “Previously from a well-known incident, it was cleared that the comet which was passed by Mars produced numerous shooting stars per hour. By this, a whole new layer filled with charged particles got shaped in the atmosphere highly above the planet.”
At the time of sunset, a striking glow was observed which is very much similar to the vapor lights made of sodium vapor. These sodium vapor lights are actually commonly used in parking lots. In the evening, the entire extraterrestrial sky was in shades of yellow color which in point of fact is the vaporized form of sodium present in the dust of comet.
It is very incredible to witness such a scenic beauty when thousands of shooting stars appeared at the same time. Planetary Scientist of Colorado University Nick Schneider shared his experience of this astonishing occurrence with various reporters.
For additional study, scientists positioned frequent numbers of robotic spaceships, who are looping around Mars. On October 19, Siding Spring has passed by Mars at a distance of 87,000 miles. This comet has never been so close to our solar system in the past.
From the measurements, it has been found that significant changes can be identified in relation to the shape and size of the comet in the greater atmosphere of Mars. The dimension, structural composition and characteristics are seemed a little bit altered together with the new layer formed by the ionized particles.