Darth_Vader Auburn Fan Where I lay My Head Is Home Member since Dec 2011 16039 posts
re: Very Large comet may hit Mars in Oct 2014 (Posted on 2/26/13 at 11:43 am to When in Rome)
quote: Damn, that sucks. How long does its data take to reach NASA? If it does hit, it would be interesting to see the last few readings the rover takes before it's obliterated
If I remember correctly it takes about 18 minutes for transmission to or from the earth & mars to reach their destination. If I had to speculate on what the last moments of rover would be like, I'd say there will be a blinding light followed by nothing.