Within a few days Comet ISON is going to make a close flyby of Mars.

Will the rovers on Mars have a chance to take a look at the comet as it approaches Mars?


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There are a total of 4 Martian spacecraft that have promised to attempt a photo, according to this article.

  • Mars Express- Will look for a total of 2 weeks, it started this week (On Monday)
  • MRO- HiRISE camera will take 3 photos, at closest approach and the day before and after.
  • Curiosity and Opportunity will both attempt a photo as well.

In fact, at least HiRISE has released it's pictures. They are dim and noisy, but here they are:

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