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Mars MAVEN Mission

MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) entered orbit around Mars on September 21, 2014. It is designed to study the planet’s upper atmosphere and its interaction with the solar wind. The craft’s findings may help planetary scientists understand how Mars lost most of its early atmosphere and water.

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Ongoing Explorations March 3, 2014

Radio Programs

Calling Cards Calling cards from planet Earth May 26, 2016

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Artist's concept of MAVEN orbiting MARS

On Target September 20, 2014