Universe  ID: 4212

Comet Siding Spring wide shots

These visualizations show MAVEN and Comet Siding Spring making their way through the solar system to a close encounter near Mars. Two wide angle views are included. The first one maintains a fixed camera above the ecliptic plane of the solar system. The second one moves the camera in a bit closer and more parallel with the ecliptic plane as the comet and MAVEN encounter the Martian region.
 

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Ernie Wright (USRA): Animator
Katrina Jackson (ARTS): Video Editor
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
David Folta (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Bruce Jakosky (LASP): Scientist
Kelly Fast (NASA/HQ): Scientist
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Project Support
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Mission:
MAVEN: Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN

Data Used:
GSFC Flight Dynamics Facility Ephemeris
JPL DE421
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This item is part of this series:
MAVEN

Keywords:
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Platform Characteristics >> Orbital Characteristics
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> MAVEN
SVS >> Solar System >> Orbits
NASA Science >> Universe

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0