NASA’s Mars Spacecraft Reveals Secrets Behind Planet’s Atmosphere

Less than one month after entering Mars’ orbit, the MAVEN spacecraft launched by NASA is already impressing scientists by supplying them with unprecedented new details about the Red Planet.

On Tuesday, NASA said in a statement that its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEV, spacecraft has “produced unprecedented ultraviolet images” that scientists are already analyzing along with other new information to learn more about the ancient atmosphere of Earth’s neighbor.

NASA launched MAVEN last November with the intent of having the high-tech spacecraft collect information previously unavailable to scientists; last month, NASA confirmed that the unit had entered Martian orbit around 442 million miles from Earth and would soon begin collecting data to send back for analysis. Read More



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