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MAVEN Launch Photos: NASA Mars Orbiter Launches Toward Red Planet

MAVEN Spacecraft Illustration

Lockheed Martin

This is an artist's conception of the MAVEN spacecraft.

MAVEN Spacecraft Orbiting Mars Artist's Conception


This artist's conception shows the NASA's MAVEN spacecraft orbiting Mars. The mission will launch in late 2013.

Maven Studies Mars Atmosphere

Corby Waste NASA/JPL

Maven is shown studying how Mars loses its atmosphere to space in this artist's illustration.

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