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First Images of Mars Atmosphere by NASA's MAVEN Probe

Credit: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado; NASA
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile ENvironment spacecraft, or MAVEN, will study the atmosphere of Mars like never before to understand how the Red Planet…Read More »





transformed from a wet world to the dusty, hostile place we see today. The mission launched in November 2013 and arrived in orbit around Mars on Sept. 21, 2014. See photos from the mission in this Space.com gallery. HERE: These images are the first views of Mars beamed to Earth by NASA's new MAVEN orbiter. They show the planet's upper atmosphere in different wavelengths to analyze its composition. NASA released the images on Sept. 24, 2014. They were captured about eight hours after MAVEN arrived in orbit around Mars on Sept. 21. Read the Full Story.   Less «
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