After 10 months, MAVEN meets Mars

September 25, 2014 2:27 PM

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After 10 months, MAVEN meets Mars

Mars MAVEN makes marvelous meeting Monday. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) went into orbit around Mars this past Monday after traveling for more than 10 months to the red planet.

MAVEN will study Mars’ atmosphere to try and determine what happened to its once thick atmosphere. Did Mars’ weak magnetic field contribute to the thin atmosphere?

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