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All Three NASA Mars Orbiters Healthy After Comet Flyby


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Orbiters lining up behind Mars

This artist's concept shows NASA's Mars orbiters lining up behind the Red Planet for their "duck and cover" maneuver to shield them from comet dust from the close flyby of comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) on Oct. 19, 2014.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

All three NASA orbiters around Mars confirmed their healthy status Sunday after each took shelter behind Mars during a period of risk from dust released by a passing comet.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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