On October 19th 2014, Mars experienced a close encounter with Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring), at a distance of 138,000 km. We analyze observations by the Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS) onboard Mars Express performed between October 13th and October 21st 2014 to search for spectral signatures of the comet and to investigate possible effects of its passage on the suspended dust and ice content in the Martian atmosphere.
European Planetary Science Congress
- Pub Date:
- September 2017