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When NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission launches on Monday, it will be carrying an instrument designed to scan high above the Martian surface for patterns of electrons that could explain why the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere.
In the last half century, mankind has begun to explore the solar system. We’ve imaged foreign worlds, discovered new moons, and reached beyond our Sun’s influence. But much has changed; our dreams of learning about the heavens are only expanding and becoming more ambitious.
India may become only the fourth nation or group of nations to ever send a spacecraft to Mar, when on Tuesday, Nov 5, it will launch its first Mars Orbiter Mission probe to the Red Planet, hoping to join the US, Russia and Europe as the only other countries/international groups to reach Mars.
The Mars Curiosity rover finished its first two-day autonomous roll across the Martian landscape on Monday.
Final preparations are currently underway for the launch of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, which is currently scheduled for November 18.
The European Space Agency announced on Wednesday it had begun testing a preliminary version of its ExoMars rover – highlighting the space agency’s recent commission of a catalog listing sites on Earth that resemble locations on distant celestial bodies such as the Moon or Mars.
Braving high winds, dust devils and unpredictable terrain, ESA’s test rover has completed its exploration across – and under – Chile’s Mars-like Atacama Desert.
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