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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.

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.

Comet Siding Spring
2014-11-07 14:46:12

The debris from Comet Siding Spring during its recent flyby of Mars added a temporary and exceptionally strong layer of ions to the electrically charged layer of the planet’s atmosphere.

2014-11-07 12:21:33

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct.

2014-11-05 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Friday, Nov.

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.

2014-11-04 23:11:58

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comet visit to mars
2014-10-20 06:36:17

Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter were all in good shape following comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s flyby of the Red Planet on Sunday, NASA officials have confirmed.

siding spring
2014-10-19 05:44:19

A mountain-sized comet called C/2013 A1 will pass within 87,000 miles of Mars on Sunday afternoon, bringing it closer to the Red Planet than the Earth is to the moon and nearer than any comet in the past one million years.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.