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18 Dec 2019, 13:00 UTC
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NASA dicit:
MAVEN is the first spacecraft specifically designed to study the Mars upper atmosphere, in order to better understand the evolution of its climate. By measuring windspeed and direction near the top of the atmosphere, MAVEN has discovered that high-altitude wind currents are being disturbed by terrain features far below. This unexpected and surprising finding means that MAVEN can sense the presence of mountains and valleys on the surface of Mars while skimming the edge of space.
Video Credit: NASA/Goddard/MAVEN/CU Boulder/University of Michigan/Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer/Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Data Visualizer/Jonathan North (USRA): Lead Animator/Ernie Wright (USRA): Visualizer/Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer/Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator/Walt Feimer (KBRwyle): Animator/Chris Smith (USRA): Animator/John/Blackwell (LPI): Animator/Dan Gallagher (USRA): Narrator/Michael Lentz (USRA): Art Director/Mehdi Benna (UMBC): Lead Scientist/Kali Roeten (UM): Scientist/Paul Mahaffy (NASA/GSFC): Support/Bruce Jakosky (LASP): Principal Investigator/Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support

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