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1,000 Days in Orbit: MAVEN’s Top 10 Discoveries at Mars

16 Jun 2017, 16:00 UTC
1,000 Days in Orbit: MAVEN’s Top 10 Discoveries at Mars NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

On June 17, NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) will celebrate 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet. Since its launch in November 2013 and its orbit insertion in September 2014, MAVEN has been exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars. MAVEN is bringing insight to how the sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere, turning a planet once possibly habitable to microbial life into a barren desert world.

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