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This doesn't surprise me.
We have recently entered a pocket of magnetism that will last a few thousands of years. Maybe it is because it is filled with comet like objects, trapped by, or creating, that magnetic pocket?...
The comet will pass extremely close to Mars on 19 October 2014. Initial observations by Leonid Elenin on 27 February 2013, suggested the comet might pass 0.000276 AU (41,300 km; 25,700 mi) from the center-point of Mars. With an observation arc of 399 days, the nominal pass is 0.00095 AU (142,000 km; 88,000 mi) from the center-point of Mars and the uncertainty region shows the comet will not come closer than 0.00080 AU (120,000 km; 74,000 mi).