It seems like the Universe has organized a special event for scientists this weekend.
Recently, NASA informed that a fast moving mountain like comet is ready to fly by Mars. This kind of encounter occurs once in a decade.
The comet generally known as Siding Spring was discovered in the first month of 2013. It is nearly one mile wide and is set to pass by the Red Hot Planet on Sunday. The comet will move towards the planet with a speed of 126,000 mph, that is equal to the one third of the distance between the Earth and the moon.
It would certainly be the first visit of the internal side of the solar system. Five robotic explorers of NASA ,along with two rovers are all set to witness this incredible incident. The two rovers of NASA Curiosity and Opportunity have turned on their camera to capture the images and send it back to NASA.
Initially, the craft would examine the incoming ice ball and later on it will move behind the planet Mars in order to protect itself from hazardous fragments.
The small comet has a high risk of collision with the Red Planet. However, scientists are even ready to face this risk in order to examine every minor detail related to the flight of the comet.
Jim Green, the director of the Planetary Science Division informed that the chances of destruction of the comet are considerably low. NASA has designed its Mars orbiters in a manner that high speed fragment cannot easily destroy them.