|BOOM! What the hell was that, NASA-pants? Not that you'll ever tell us.|
The mystery of the Martian energy release deepens -- and becomes pretty damn intriguing. An excellent write up of what transpired can be found HERE. In the meantime, watch this video from BPEarthWatch; excellent as always. The resultant explosion video is at bottom.
So, was this "magnetic energy ball" (which looks a lot like Da-da's "Death Star" from June of 2013) that struck Mars related to the comet? Seems definite, but who knows? Perhaps some comets are not comets at all, but uber-dense chunks of magnetically charged star cores (neutron stars, etc.) floating around like magnetic time bombs. A serious mystery. Like living in a Larry Niven novel.
NASA's Mars site says that all their spacecraft/probes are working nominally despite this BOOM, but that's clearly impossible. Da-da's sources will have an answer shortly. SLOOH will have to say something eventually.
|Sure looks like the Death Star, doesn't it? THAT'S NO MOON.|
And here's the footage of the explosion.