MAVEN - NASA Mars Mission - News, Photos, Video

NASA's MAVEN mission is expected to investigate the mystery of how ancient Mars went from being a wet world to the cold, dry desert it is now. The MAVEN (short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) probe will investigate the Red Planet's thin atmosphere, searching for signs of how the planet became what it is today. See the latest MAVEN news, photos and video here.
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NASA's New Mars Probe Snaps 1st Red Planet Images
First Images of Mars by NASA's MAVEN Probe
September 25th, 2014
MAVEN sent home its first images of Mars' upper atmosphere early Monday morning (Sept. 22), just eight hours after entering orbit around the Red Planet.
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NASA Hails Mars Probe's 'Flawless' Arrival at Red Planet
NASA Celebrates MAVEN Probe's Mars Arrival
September 22nd, 2014
The MAVEN spacecraft executed a picture-perfect orbital insertion burn late Sunday night (Sept. 21), slowing down enough to get captured by Mars' gravity in a Red Planet arrival that had mission team members cheering with excitement and relief.
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How to Get to Mars: NASA and India Face Big Tests at Red Planet
NASA's Mars Maven in Orbit
September 20th, 2014
After streaking through space at mind-numbing speeds for 10 months, NASA's MAVEN probe and India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft will have to slam on the brakes if they hope to be captured into orbit Sunday and Tuesday.
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India's First Mars Probe Makes Historic Red Planet Arrival
Artist's concept of India's Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft, which arrived at the Red Planet on Sept. 24, 2014 Indian Standard Time (Sept. 23 EDT).
September 23rd, 2014
India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) probe was captured by the Red Planet's gravity around 10:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday, making India just the fourth entity — after the United States, the Soviet Union and Europe — to place a spacecraft in Mars orbit.
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India's First Mission to Mars Set to Arrive at Red Planet
This image depicts the journey of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, the country's first interplanetary mission. The Indian Mars orbiter will arrive at the Red Planet on Wednesday, Sept. 24, India Standard Time (late Tuesday, Sept. 23, U.S. Eastern Time).
September 22nd, 2014
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) should finish its 24-minute orbit-insertion burn at 10:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday. Confirmation of the success (or failure) of this crucial maneuver should come to ground control minutes later, mission officials have said.
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NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Mars to Probe Mysteries of Red Planet's Air
NASA Mars Orbiter Arrives at Red Planet
September 21st, 2014
After a 10-month journey through deep space, NASA's MAVEN probe arrived in Mars orbit late Sunday, on a mission to help determine why the Red Planet changed from a warm and wet place in the ancient past to the cold, arid world it is today.
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The Lure of Mars: Why We Keep Going Back
Mars Hubble Image
September 19th, 2014
Why do NASA and other space agencies keep sending robotic probes to Mars? Because the planet is close to Earth, may be able to support life and is a chief long-term target for human exploration.
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