NASA’s MAVEN probe sends back first Mars data

September 25, 2014 4:25 AM

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Probe takes images of Mars in three different ultraviolet wavelengths.

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe entered orbit of Mars at 10:24 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on September 21, completing its 10-month sojourn. According to a NASA statement, MAVEN has sent back its first observations of the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere.

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