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NASAs MAVEN mission identifies reasons behind Mars

NASA’s MAVEN mission identifies reasons behind Mars' atmospheric loss

Provided by Nancy Neal-Jones, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time. The findings are among the...

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InSight Mars lander in clean room
2014-11-17 13:51:35

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.

2014-11-17 12:33:08

InSight Mars Lander Starts Taking Shape in Clean Room DENVER, Nov.

mars maven relay
2014-11-11 03:30:18

The newest node in NASA's Mars telecommunications network -- a radio aboard the MAVEN orbiter custom-designed for data links with robots on the surface of Mars -- handled a copious 550 megabits during its first relay of real Mars data.

MAVEN Continues Mars Exploration That Mariner 4 Began 50 Years Ago
2014-11-05 03:33:14

When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft arrived at the Red Planet on Sept. 21, it marked the continuation of exploration of one of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbors that began 50 years ago.

MAVEN Spectrograph
2014-10-14 13:58:49

MASA's Mars MAVEN spacecraft has provided its first look at a storm of energetic solar particles and produced ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet.

maven
2014-10-10 12:20:45

NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 14, to announce early science results from its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.

2014-09-30 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K.

mars india
2014-09-24 06:10:06

Just days after NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars, a probe designed and built in India remains on pace to arrive at the Red Planet on Wednesday morning.

MAVEN spacecraft
2014-09-22 04:08:36

The NASA spacecraft that will explore the climate history of Mars by studying its upper atmosphere, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN), successfully entered orbit around the planet Sunday night, the US space agency has confirmed.


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