NASA Spacecraft Provides First Look at Upper Mars Atmosphere

October 15, 2014 8:36 AM

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Washington: NASA's Maven spacecraft has given scientists their first glimpse of the mysterious upper atmosphere of Mars, which has baffled them for decades.

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet.

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