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MAVEN Spacecraft Returns First Images Of Mars

NASA’s latest Mars mission made its first observations of the upper atmosphere of the Mars just hours after entering orbit around the Red Planet. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, or MAVEN, captured these false-color images of Mars in three ultraviolet wavelengths using its Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument eight hours after orbital insertion. MAVEN […]
Artist concept of NASA's MAVEN spacecraft arriving at Mars. Image Credit: NASA

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Arrives At Mars

UPDATE: NASA has confirmed that the MAVEN spacecraft has entered orbit around Mars. NASA’s latest Mars mission will arrive at the Red Planet this Sunday after traveling 442 million miles during its 10-month journey. The spacecraft will study Mars from orbit in the hopes of answering the question: If Mars once had an atmosphere capable […]