Showing posts with label MAVEN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MAVEN. Show all posts

Saturday, May 05, 2018

NASA launches Mars-bound spacecraft to study quakes

NASA launches Mars-bound spacecraft
NASA has launched its latest mission to Mars, with its first lander designed entirely for exploring the deep interior of the red planet having taken off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this afternoon.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Saturday, April 09, 2016

MAVEN: Solar flares destroyed Martian atmosphere, how prepared are we?

A recent NASA study has revealed that massive solar storms stripped Mars of its atmosphere. Now, scientists have issued a warning that we need to do more to be prepared for such a "low probability but high-impact event" striking Earth.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NASA spacecraft seeks answers to lost water in Mars. (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution/MAVEN)

A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet today after a 10-month journey....

After traveling 711 million km from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, probe faces a do-or-die burn of its six braking rockets beginning.
If successful, the thruster burns will trim enough speed for MAVEN to be captured by Mars' gravity and fall into a looping orbit.

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