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"19.10.2016 15:33:34" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post MAVEN Observes Ups and Downs of Water Escape from Mars
After investigating the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet for a full #Martian year, MAVEN has determined that escaping water does not always go gently into space.
Sophisticated measurements made by
"17.10.2016 19:45:00" MAVEN Gives Unprecedented Ultraviolet View of Mars MAVEN Gives Unprecedented Ultraviolet View of Mars
Images from MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) were used to make this movie of rapid cloud formation on Mars on July 9-10, 2016. The ultraviolet colors of the planet have been rendered in
"17.10.2016 17:00:11" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Water on Mars: The Story So Far
Although the surface of #Mars is presently cold and dry, plenty of evidence suggests that the red planet was once partly covered with water. Researchers have theorized that life might have evolved on Mars when it was wet,
"06.10.2016 16:24:50" Timeline Photos Study Predicts Next Global Dust Storm on Mars
Global dust storms on #Mars could soon become more predictable—which would be a boon for future astronauts there—if the next one follows a pattern suggested by those in the past.
A published prediction
"03.10.2016 17:16:36" Timeline Photos MAVEN Celebrates One Mars Year of Science
Today, #MAVEN has completed one #Mars year of science observations. One Mars year is just under two Earth years.
MAVEN launched on Nov. 18, 2013, and went into orbit around Mars on Sept. 21, 2014. During its
"22.09.2016 16:56:57" MAVEN Mars Orbit Insertion - Two Years Ago MAVEN has now successfully completed two years of operations in #Mars orbit and is continuing on its exemplary journey to explore the #Martian atmosphere.
On September 21, 2014, after a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles (711 million
"12.09.2016 17:52:55" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations
The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount
"07.09.2016 17:44:11" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Mars contamination fear could divert Curiosity rover
Four years into its travels across Mars, NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover faces an unexpected challenge: wending its way safely among dozens of dark streaks (recurring slope lineae, or RSL) that could
"18.08.2016 16:51:29" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Getting to Mars: What It Will Take
Thursday, Aug. 18 is #NASAMarsDay. Join NASA and take a closer look at the next steps in the journey to the Red Planet.
The #JourneyToMars crosses three thresholds, each with increasing challenges as humans move
"16.08.2016 14:44:24" ted.com What a planet needs to sustain life "Venus is too hot, Mars is too cold, and Earth is just right," says planetary scientist Dave Brain. But why? In this pleasantly humorous talk, Brain explores the fascinating science behind what it takes for a planet to host life -- and why humanity may What a planet needs to sustain life
This TED.com version of Dave Brain's TEDx talk includes a "Speaker's Footnotes" section (http://bit.ly/2bvaP8C) of relevant notes and citations, which add Dave's personal insight into many key and entertaining moments
"15.08.2016 18:33:59" youtube.com Do Habitable Worlds Require Magnetic Fields? | Dave Brain | TEDxBoulder "I'm glad we're here" is the start of this talk by Dave Brain. What does it take for a planet to be hospitable for life? On how many planets could we use a c... Do habitable worlds require magnetic fields?
"I'm glad we're here" is the start of this talk by #MAVEN science team member, Dave Brain. What does it take for a planet to be hospitable for life? On how many planets could we use a compass to find north
"09.08.2016 16:46:18" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Tracing Mars Atmospheric Loss through Time: the Three Devils
Why is the surface of Mars no longer habitable?
Sounds like a straightforward question, right? However, those nine words comprise one of the most vexing questions in planetary science. There
"08.08.2016 15:30:34" Timeline Photos MAVEN has been orbiting the Red Planet for one Mars year
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, the first spacecraft devoted to understanding Mars' upper atmosphere, has now been in orbit for one Mars year, or 687 Earth days. MAVEN was
"04.08.2016 15:56:10" Timeline Photos MAVEN has successfully completed the latest Deep Dip campaign
After a week of busy orbit determinations and reconstructions, the #MAVEN navigation team has reported that the 6th Deep Dip campaign of the mission has been a success.
During the latest Deep
"28.07.2016 15:15:43" MAVEN begins Deep Dip campaign #6
The MAVEN navigation team executed maneuvers on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week that provided a total delta-V (∆V) of 4.0 m/sec. to the spacecraft and lowered the periapsis (lowest altitude) by a total of 24.5 km to
"27.07.2016 21:13:55" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post MAVEN Status and Extended-Mission Planning
#MAVEN principal investigator Bruce Jakosky has written a very nice summary of the mission results to-date and offers unique insight into what new observations to expect during the two-year extended mission that
"19.07.2016 18:26:11" Timeline Photos Viking 40th anniversary celebration
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Viking mission—NASA's first successful landing on Mars—the National Institute of Aerospace is streaming presentations with a panel of experts live from the NASA Langley
"14.07.2016 16:42:47" youtube.com MAVEN | Mapping Mars' Upper Atmosphere High above the thin Martian skies, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is carrying out a mission: determine how Mars lost its early atmosphere, and with it, its water. W... High above the thin #Martian skies, the #MAVEN spacecraft is carrying out a mission: determine how Mars lost its early atmosphere, and with it, its water.
MAVEN is currently executing the 9th stellar occultation campaign of the mission. These campaigns
"07.07.2016 17:15:27" Timeline Photos Mars' atmospheric loss may serve as proxy for rocky exoplanet evolution
Data about the loss of Mars' atmosphere obtained by #MAVEN may help scientists understand how the atmospheres of other rocky worlds react to similar processes.
Shannon Curry, a
"01.07.2016 21:34:42" Timeline Photos MAVEN approved for a two-year extended mission
Based upon the 2016 Planetary Mission Senior Review Panel report, NASA this week directed nine extended missions to plan for continued operations through fiscal years 2017 and 2018. Final decisions on
"23.06.2016 17:15:18" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Unexpected mineral discovered by Curiosity rover on Mars
Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on #Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover has
"20.06.2016 18:36:49" nasa.gov 'Electric Wind' Strips Earth-like Planets of Oceans, Atmospheres Venus has an “electric wind” strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have stripped the planet of oceans in the distant past. Taking this electric wind into account will also help astronomers better estimate the "Electric Wind" Can Strip Earth-like Planets of Oceans, Atmospheres
Glyn Collinson is a #MAVEN team scientist at NASA Goddard. In addition to his work on MAVEN, he also studies the effects of the "electric wind" on the atmosphere of Venus.
"10.06.2016 18:13:26" Solar energetic particle event kicks off MAVEN's fifth deep di... Solar energetic particle event kicks off MAVEN's fifth deep dip campaign
A solar event hit Mars yesterday (June 9), just as the MAVEN spacecraft began its latest deep dip campaign. This activity won't affect the safety of MAVEN or the mechanics of
"09.06.2016 18:33:54" Timeline Photos MAVEN Deep Dip #5 Has Begun
#MAVEN began its fifth "deep dip" campaign of the mission this week. Three maneuvers were successfully carried out to lower the periapsis (or lowest) altitude of the spacecraft by approximately 29 km, placing MAVEN into the
"01.06.2016 17:06:51" MAVEN deep-dip campaign #5 set to begin on June 6th MAVEN is the first spacecraft at Mars specifically designed to study the planet's upper atmosphere. Its goal is to determine how Mars lost its water and its thick, early atmosphere to space.
MAVEN's elliptical orbit normally takes it from 6,200 km
"27.05.2016 16:12:33" Timeline Photos Giant Tsunamis Battered the Coastlines of an Early Martian Ocean
New NASA-funded research indicates that giant tsunamis played a fundamental role in forming Martian coastal terrain, removing much of the controversy that for decades shrouded the
"26.05.2016 18:55:56" Timeline Photos NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap
Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent #Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north polar ice cap.
The new results agree with
"26.05.2016 15:28:56" NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's cover photo MAVEN is NASA's first spacecraft devoted to understanding the upper atmosphere of the red planet. MAVEN data have revealed that the solar wind is responsible for stripping ions from Mars' upper atmosphere at a rate of about 100 grams per second, which has
"24.05.2016 17:44:16" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post NASA Goddard Releases News Magazine for Young Explorers
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has released the first issue of its new online news magazine. NASA Next is made entirely for kids and teens in grades 5 through 8. The magazine breaks down complex
"19.05.2016 18:17:26" Timeline Photos Hubble Captures Mars Portrait Near Close Approach
On May 12, 2016, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this striking image of #Mars, when the planet was 50 million miles (80.5 million km) from Earth.
The photo details features on
"19.05.2016 16:18:36" Timeline Photos Mars opposition will occur on May 22, 2016
In 2016, Mars opposition will occur on May 22 at a distance of 0.51 a.u., which is about 76.3 million km or 47.4 million miles between Earth and Mars (and the #MAVEN spacecraft!). This distance is closer than
"16.05.2016 17:50:12" Timeline Photos MAVEN passes 600 days at Mars
The MAVEN spacecraft entered Mars' orbit on September 21, 2014 (http://bit.ly/1poTT2z) and has now spent more than 600 (Earth) days exploring the climate history of the Red Planet through its atmosphere.
In addition to
"12.05.2016 19:15:50" Timeline Photos The Rise and Fall of Martian Lakes
There is a wealth of evidence, collected over the past few decades, suggesting liquid water was abundant in the early history of #Mars. However, the size, evolution, and duration of standing bodies of water such as
"05.05.2016 18:36:09" Timeline Photos MAVEN video wins inaugural Data Stories contest
Science has completed its first-ever Data Stories video contest
and the #MAVEN data visualization team at NASA Goddard has won the "People's Choice" award and also in the Corporate category.
The intent of
"28.04.2016 17:02:11" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post MAVEN surveys the ionosphere of Mars
The ionosphere of #Mars plays a critical role in the loss of atmospheric gases and water to space. #MAVEN has provided the first measurements of the composition of the ionosphere of Mars since Viking in 1976. Unlike
"27.04.2016 19:37:19" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We are closer than ever before to sending American astronauts to Mars. But getting to the Red Planet is hard. That's why we make it a priority to reach out to partners across America and around the world. Our Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on the NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration has more than half a century of experience and success exploring #Mars to build upon, dating back to the Mariner 4 flyby in July 1965. Today, #MAVEN is part of a fleet of robotic missions that is
"21.04.2016 15:04:39" sciencemag.org Science Data Stories: People's Choice Awards Vote for your favorite data stories video today! MAVEN video is one of six finalists for the Science Data Stories People's Choice Award
The wonderful team at NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio has used data from the #MAVEN spacecraft to produce a great video detailing how the solar wind
"20.04.2016 14:58:32" Exploring Mars' Climate History A constant stream of charged particles impinges on Mars at roughly one million miles per hour. This solar wind is capable of picking up ions from Mars' upper atmosphere and stripping them away from the planet out into space. MAVEN has measured this escape
"13.04.2016 17:42:55" Martian Atmosphere Loss Explained Scientists have long suspected the solar wind of stripping the Martian atmosphere into space, a process that may have turned Mars from a blue world early in its history into the red planet that we see today. In 2014, NASA's MAVEN orbiter arrived at Mars
"01.04.2016 19:14:40" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post MAVEN scientists analyze data from the spacecraft and take three approaches to derive the history of Mars’ atmosphere:
-- Use ratios of stable isotopes to determine the integrated loss to space
-- Use observed changes in escape in response to changing
"30.03.2016 16:06:18" Mixed-Reality Technology Brings Mars to Earth NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to create "Destination: Mars," a guided tour of #Mars using the same #Hololens technology that helps scientists plan the activities of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover.
By utilizing the same technologies and datasets as
"21.03.2016 17:14:11" Mars Gravity Map A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet. Satellites always orbit a planet’s center of mass, but can be pulled slightly off course by
"15.03.2016 17:31:02" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post The ESA - European Space Agency's ExoMars mission launched successfully yesterday, beginning a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. Aboard the spacecraft are two NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration radios that are engineered to provide
"09.03.2016 18:31:48" Timeline Photos Close Comet Flyby Threw Mars’ Magnetic Field Into Chaos
Just weeks before the historic encounter of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with #Mars in October 2014, the #MAVEN spacecraft entered orbit around the Red Planet. To protect sensitive equipment
"09.03.2016 17:11:13" Timeline Photos NASA Targets May 2018 Launch of Mars InSight Mission
The NASA InSight mission to study the deep interior of #Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018.
InSight’s primary goal is to
"04.03.2016 20:28:34" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Science announces a new short-form video competition
Using an image from the cover of its November 6, 2015 special issue on MAVEN results (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/350/6261), the journal Science has announced a video contest that intends to
"03.03.2016 17:18:01" MAVEN orbital parameters (March 3, 2016) MAVEN's periapsis altitude (closest point to Mars) is currently 152 km, where the average density of Mars' atmosphere is 0.07kg/km³. The periapsis latitude of the spacecraft is 61ºN and is moving towards the northern polar region. The orbital period (one
"29.02.2016 20:32:10" youtube.com CO LABS LASP MAVEN and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics won the 2015 CO-LABS Governor's Award for High Impact Research in Earth Systems and Space Sciences.
Congratulations to #MAVEN principal investigator Bruce Jakosky, #LASP director Daniel Baker,
"29.02.2016 16:15:29" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post MAVEN Observes Mars Moon Phobos in the Mid- and Far-Ultraviolet
Due to a recent close encounter between MAVEN and Mars' moon Phobos, scientists at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration are closer to solving the mystery of how the moon
"19.02.2016 18:48:34" Mars in the Solar Wind The #MAVEN spacecraft is equipped with several instruments devoted to measuring the solar wind and how solar energetic particles and extreme ultraviolet irradiance interact with Mars’ upper atmosphere. These experiments have been specifically designed to
"10.02.2016 21:48:13" The Solar Wind and Mars' Bow Shock Today, Mars is a global desert with an atmosphere far too thin to support bodies of flowing water, but evidence shows that Mars was considerably wetter in the ancient past. Scientists think that climate change on Mars was caused by the loss of an ear
"04.02.2016 15:56:19" MAVEN Atmospheric Coverage As of today (Feb. 4, 2016) the MAVEN spacecraft has been in orbit around Mars for 500 days!
MAVEN’s orbit gives it the most comprehensive view of the Martian atmosphere to date. Circling the red planet every 4.5 hours on an elliptical path, MAVEN p
"02.02.2016 18:02:12" Timeline Photos The #MAVEN science team is meeting this week at the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. Principal investigator, Bruce Jakosky, has opened the meeting with a report that the MAVEN spacecraft and all payloads
"28.01.2016 17:07:31" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post January 28—NASA Day of Remembrance
Remembering NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Fallen Heroes:
"27.01.2016 18:16:28" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Wide views of the Red Planet from Mars Express
The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on the ESA - European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft has been imaging the entire planet in full color (with a resolution of about 10 meters) since Decemb
"25.01.2016 21:59:51" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Opportunity Rover Busy Through Depth of Winter
NASA's senior #Mars rover, Opportunity, worked through the lowest-solar-energy days of the mission's seventh #Martian winter, while using a diamond-toothed rock grinder and other tools in recent weeks t
"22.01.2016 15:37:15" MAVEN: Exploring Mars' Climate History Ancient regions on Mars bear signs of abundant water—such as features resembling valleys and deltas, and minerals that only form in the presence of liquid water. Scientists think that billions of years ago, the atmosphere of Mars was much denser and
"21.01.2016 18:47:56" MAVEN | Mars atmospheric coverage The MAVEN mission is the first spacecraft specifically designed to study Mars' upper atmosphere. MAVEN’s goal is to understand how Mars lost its thick, early atmosphere to space, and how this in turn caused it to lose its once hospitable climate.
"19.01.2016 22:08:54" Solar Wind Strips the Martian Atmosphere Today, Mars is a global desert with an atmosphere far too thin to support bodies of flowing water, but evidence shows that Mars was considerably wetter in the ancient past. Scientists think that climate change on Mars was caused by the loss of an ear
"12.01.2016 19:24:47" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post European Space Agency 2016 Mars mission on track to launch in March
The first mission of the ESA - European Space Agency's #ExoMars program, scheduled to arrive at Mars in October 2016, consists of a Trace Gas Orbiter plus an entry, descent and land
"12.01.2016 16:25:33" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Mars vs Earth facts
#MAVEN is the first mission devoted to understanding the #Martian upper atmosphere. In its first year of science operations, MAVEN identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian cli
"11.01.2016 19:11:49" Timeline Photos Jupiter Viewed from Mars
On this date (January 11) in 2007, the HiRISE camera onboard the #Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of Jupiter and its major satellites as a way to calibrate the pointing and color response of the camera.
"08.01.2016 22:23:03" Timeline Photos MAVEN model orbits simulated Red Planet in Hawaii
Andrzej Stewart is the Chief Engineering Officer for the current Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation or HI-SEAS mission, which is a series of projects aimed at simulating long duration Mars
"04.01.2016 22:13:10" Timeline Photos MAVEN Navigation Update
As the #MAVEN spacecraft orbits #Mars, its elliptical orbit precesses and incurs changes over time. In order for scientists to acquire the data they need from Mars' upper atmosphere, the spacecraft must remain within a specif
"22.12.2015 04:32:48" Timeline Photos NASA Reaches New Heights in 2015
In 2015, the MAVEN mission identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the
"18.12.2015 19:42:42" Timeline Photos "Water on Mars" top 2015 Google search term for Colorado
MAVEN is led out of the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and includes partners also located in Colorado, such as Lockheed Martin and the United Lau
"17.12.2015 19:15:03" reddit.com Science AMA Series: we’re Bruce Jakosky, Dave Brain, and Rob Lillis, science investigators on... My name is Bruce Jakosky (http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/about/teampartners/principal-investigator/) from the University of Colorado. I’m the... Happening NOW! (continuing until 4 p.m. EST)
Ask Us Anything: #MAVEN principal investigator, Bruce Jakosky, and team scientists Dave Brain (from the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics) and Rob Lillis (from
"17.12.2015 16:46:01" Timeline Photos Reddit AMA w/MAVEN mission team scientists today 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PST)
Want to learn about how the sun shaped the #Martian atmosphere? If so, we'll be hosting a reddit Ask Me Anything, featuring MAVEN Principal Investigator, Bruce Jakosky, an
"14.12.2015 18:21:15" agu.confex.com 2015 AGU Fall Meeting Latest #MAVEN results at the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting.
Results from the #MAVEN Mission to Mars
Monday, December 14, 2015
10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. (PST)
This session will consist of eight-15 minute sessions (https://agu.con
"11.12.2015 17:17:43" Timeline Photos MAVEN at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting (Dec. 14 - 18)
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual Fall Meeting kicks off on Monday and MAVEN science will be a key component of the meeting. There are a couple of opportunities to connect with the science
"30.11.2015 19:01:41" Timeline Photos This image, taken by the ESA - European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft, indicates that vast volumes of water once flooded through a deep chasm on #Mars that connects Valles Marineris to the planet’s northern lowlands.
Aurorae Chaos measures
"18.11.2015 15:00:01" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Two years ago today, MAVEN launched to Mars
On November 18, 2013, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to send the MAVEN spacecraft on its way to study the upp
"13.11.2015 21:33:36" Muppet Lola and NASA Engineers Promote Science Education in La... Lola, a Muppet from Plaza Sésamo, partnered with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration engineers Sandra Cauffman (#MAVEN deputy project manager at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and Diana Trujillo (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) at
"11.11.2015 21:15:09" MAVEN PI Bruce Jakosky discusses the latest results from Mars MAVEN principal investigator, Bruce Jakosky, along with team members from NASA Goddard, participated in live interviews with more than 25 TV stations nationwide to discuss the latest results from the mission. During a NASA - National Aeronautics and
"06.11.2015 15:10:57" CBS This Morning ASK A QUESTION: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration revealed yesterday that solar wind has stripped Mars' atmosphere, leaving the planet cold and dry.
Questions about Mars? Ask below, and NASA scientist Dave Brain will answer star Our own Dave Brain (from the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics) participated in a lively Q&A earlier today on CBS This Morning. He'll try to respond to a few more questions in that thread later today (he ha
"06.11.2015 02:50:11" youtube.com MAVEN | Measuring Mars' Atmospheric Loss A Nov. 5 NASA science update highlighted data from the MAVEN mission that has determined the present rate at which Mars' atmosphere is losing gas to space, v... If you missed today's NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Science Update on the latest #MAVEN results, you can now watch the full briefing on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4vVFetfSF8
University of Iowa
"05.11.2015 22:06:26" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Did you miss today's news about what happened to Mars' atmosphere? Here's the recap from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars team:
"05.11.2015 19:15:26" Timeline Photos MAVEN Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere
The MAVEN mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have suppo
"05.11.2015 19:00:17" Solar Wind Strips Martian Atmosphere In this visualization of MAVEN data, the solar wind strips ions from the Mars upper atmosphere into space.
(Video credit: NASA GSFC/CU Boulder LASP/University of Iowa)
"04.11.2015 18:50:34" NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars High above the thin #Martian skies, #NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is carrying out a mission: determine how Mars lost its early atmosphere, and with it, its water.
While previous #Mars orbiters have peered down at the planet’s surface, MAVEN is spending
"02.11.2015 18:40:04" Timeline Photos NASA to announce new MAVEN results
NASA will provide details of key science findings from the agency’s ongoing exploration of #Mars during a news briefing at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 5 in the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washing
"29.10.2015 15:38:08" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post MAVEN team celebrates milestones
The MAVEN team is meeting this week at NASA Goddard for a quarterly project science meeting and to celebrate one year in #Mars orbit and the upcoming completion of the one-year primary science mission (in November).
"28.10.2015 16:15:34" graphics.latimes.com Discovering Gale Crater Take a virtual reality tour of Gale Crater, including geological features and areas that appear to have been carved by flowing water. Narrated by Fred Calef, a scientist at NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. Discovering Gale Crater
Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times, you can now take a virtual reality tour of Gale Crater and Mount Sharp, home of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover.
"23.10.2015 16:13:24" Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics Do Habitable Worlds Require Magnetic Fields?
“I’m glad we’re all here” is the opening line of a presentation by LASP planetary scientist and University of Colorado Boulder assistant professor Dave Brain.
What does it take for a planet to be hospita In this TEDx talk, #MAVEN scientist, Dave Brain, discusses how planetary magnetic fields relate to the habitability of worlds in our solar system and beyond.
"22.10.2015 16:37:15" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Landing Site Recommended for ExoMars 2018
Oxia Planum has been recommended as the primary candidate for the landing site of the ExoMars 2018 mission.
#ExoMars 2018, comprised of a rover and surface platform, is the second of two missions making up
"19.10.2015 15:45:20" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post One year ago, MAVEN observed the remarkably close flyby of Comet Siding Spring
On October 19, 2014, comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) traveled from the most distant region of our solar system, called the Oort Cloud, and made a close approach, within a
"15.10.2015 15:48:11" Timeline Photos MAVEN LEGO models presented to LASP team
At a fun ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) Alumni Association and the CU Heritage Center presented the MAVEN team at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics wit
"14.10.2015 18:40:16" youtube.com Read Science! Mars Edition Join Jeff and Joanne of Read Science! as we speak with the head of the MAVEN to Mars mission, Bruce Jakosky, and +NASA's director of Planetary Science, James... Read Science! Mars Edition
#MAVEN Principal Investigator, Bruce Jakosky, and NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Director for Planetary Sciences, Jim Green, got together for a lively discussion about Mars exploration, The Martian mo
"14.10.2015 15:04:10" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post #MAVEN Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky and NASA's Director of Planetary Science Jim Green will join Joanne Manaster (Joanne Loves Science) for a Read Science! Google+ hangout, today at 1 p.m. ET.
Along with discussing Bruce's book, "Science, So
"09.10.2015 18:10:14" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post NASA Releases Plan Outlining Next Steps in the Journey to Mars
NASA is leading our nation and the world on a journey to Mars, and Thursday the agency released a detailed outline of that plan in its report, “NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next St
"09.10.2015 14:37:38" Curiosity Rover Confirms Ancient Lakes on Mars A view from the "Kimberley" formation on Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating flow of water toward a basin that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed.
"07.10.2015 19:30:51" Timeline Photos All Along the Fractures
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's #Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) often takes images of #Martian sand dunes to study the mobile soils. These images provide information about erosi
"02.10.2015 21:01:28" Timeline Photos Curiosity's latest view of Mt. Sharp
This composite, white-balanced image, looking toward the higher regions of Mount Sharp, was taken on September 9, 2015, by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover.
In the foreground -- about 2 miles (3 km) from the rover -
"30.09.2015 19:04:25" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post How to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation on Mars
Many of #MAVEN's nine instruments are devoted to studying the solar wind and how energetic particles from the sun interact with and influence the escape of #Mars' upper atmosphere to space.
"28.09.2015 20:12:40" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars
New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day #Mars.
Using an imaging spectrometer
"28.09.2015 18:22:11" Real Martians Moment: What's Up with the Martian Atmosphere NASA Planetary Scientist, Jared Espley, is studying data being sent back from #Mars by the #MAVEN spacecraft, which is currently orbiting the Red Planet. The data, about the processes occurring in the upper atmosphere of Mars, can help answer some ve
"22.09.2015 16:35:29" MAVEN Highlights from First Year in Mars Orbit On September 21, 2015, the MAVEN team celebrated the one year anniversary of successfully entering into Martian orbit. This video highlights some of the key moments in that first year of #Mars exploration.
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"21.09.2015 15:05:44" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post As of today, MAVEN has been in orbit around Mars for one Earth year! And it’s been an action-packed year.
Some of the highlights include:
- Getting into orbit!
- Surviving the encounter with Comet Siding Spring
- Commissioning the spacecraft
"18.09.2015 17:04:29" Photos from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars's post Science Fact vs Science Fiction: #Martian Dust Storms
For years, science fiction writers from Edgar Rice Burroughs to C. S. Lewis have imagined what it would be like for humans to walk on #Mars. As mankind comes closer to taking its first steps on t
"10.09.2015 15:11:19" Timeline Photos MAVEN completes fourth deep-dip campaign
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, in orbit at Mars since Sept. 21, 2014, has completed the fourth deep-dip campaign of its primary science mission. The series of five-day campaigns are designed to lower the periapsis
"09.09.2015 16:06:01" MAVEN Stellar Occultation MAVEN is the first spacecraft specifically designed to study the upper atmosphere of Mars. The goal of the mission is to determine how Mars lost its thick early atmosphere, and with it, its once hospitable climate.
While previous Mars orbiters have
"03.09.2015 14:53:47" MAVEN Deep Dip #4 Underway MAVEN has successfully entered the fourth deep-dip campaign of the mission. Two maneuvers executed over the past two days have placed the #MAVEN spacecraft into a deep-dip corridor, with a periapsis altitude of 121.2 km (75.3 mi), where #Mars' atmosp
"02.09.2015 15:18:21" MAVEN | Mapping Mars' Upper Atmosphere High above the thin #Martian skies, #NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is carrying out a mission: determine how Mars lost its early atmosphere, and with it, its water.
While previous #Mars orbiters have peered down at the planet’s surface, MAVEN is spending
"20.08.2015 19:47:22" 50 years of Mars Exploration 50 Years of Mars Exploration
2015 marks 50 years of successful NASA missions to Mars starting with Mariner 4 in 1965. Since then, a total of 15 robotic missions led by various NASA centers have laid the groundwork for future human missions to the Re
"17.08.2015 18:25:42" Mars' Ancient Ocean For decades, planetary scientists have suspected that ancient #Mars was a much warmer, wetter environment than it is today, but estimates of just how much water Mars has lost since its formation vary widely. Now, new isotopic measurements by research
"13.08.2015 16:52:58" MAVEN spacecraft status—Thursday, August 13, 2015
The #MAVEN navigation team successfully performed a period correction maneuver on Wednesday, August 12, which increased the orbital period of the spacecraft to 4 hours & 38 minutes. This maneuver was
"12.08.2015 15:48:48" Henry Throop spent the last three years living in Pretoria, South Africa, teaching astronomy at the University of Pretoria. Near his house one day, he passed a group of artists from Zimbabwe working on a street corner. They had an elaborate display o
"04.08.2015 17:36:03" Curiosity Rover Marks Three Years Since Touching Down in Gale Crater
It's a summer of milestones for #Mars exploration! Fifty years ago, Mariner 4 became the first spacecraft to take close-up pictures of Mars. Thirty-nine years ago, the Viking 1 Lan
"29.07.2015 21:06:44" Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics LASP scientist elected 2015 AGU fellow
In recognition of his accomplishments and exceptional scientific contributions, LASP research associate W.K. (Bill) Peterson has been elected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
Bill is being Congratulations to MAVEN science team member Bill Peterson on this well-deserved honor!
"20.07.2015 17:28:41" MAVEN successfully completes third deep-dip campaign
To complete the third deep-dip of the mission, the #MAVEN spacecraft executed a maneuver with a ∆V (change in velocity) of 3.9 m/sec. The final "walk out" maneuver resulted in a periapsis of 145 k
"14.07.2015 23:20:06" MAVEN to begin "walk-out" from deep-dip #3
After a very successful third deep-dip into the well-mixed portion of #Mars' atmosphere, the #MAVEN spacecraft will be commanded to "walk-out" of the current atmospheric density corridor on its way to resum
"12.07.2015 12:36:45" #MAVEN still within the deep-dip corridor
Analysis by the #MAVEN navigation team shows that the spacecraft is still within the targeted atmospheric deep-dip corridor.
As a result, no maneuver has been made to adjust the location of the spacecraft
"11.07.2015 14:47:13" Deep-dip #3 continues to go well
The #MAVEN spacecraft is well within the target atmospheric density corridor for our third deep-dip campaign, with a periapsis near 120 km (75 miles) above the surface of Mars.
All spacecraft systems and instruments
"09.07.2015 16:58:47" MAVEN has started its third deep-dip campaign
The MAVEN spacecraft has successfully begun its third deep-dip campaign of the mission. On Tuesday, July 7th, the #MAVEN navigation team executed a maneuver to lower periapsis by 24 km down to 123 km abo
"07.07.2015 18:23:05" youtube.com Paul Mahaffy—Exploring Ancient and Modern Mars with the MAVEN and the MSL Missions In this presentation from June 21, 2015, Dr. Paul Mahaffy, planetary scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and instrument lead for the MAVEN NGIM... Paul Mahaffy—"Exploring Ancient and Modern Mars with the MAVEN and the MSL Missions"
In this presentation from June 21, 2015, Dr. Paul Mahaffy, planetary scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and instrument lead for the MAVEN NGIMS and t
"30.06.2015 15:12:32" youtube.com Dave Brain—MAVEN Measurements of Drivers, Response, and Escape In this presentation from June 20, 2015, Dr. David Brain, assistant professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder a... Dave Brain—"MAVEN Measurements of Drivers, Response, and Escape
In this presentation from June 20, 2015, Dr. David Brain, assistant professor of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences - CU Boulder and MAVEN science team co-investigator, focuses on atmos
"29.06.2015 16:47:40" youtube.com Bruce Jakosky—MAVEN Early Results In this presentation from June 20, 2015, Dr. Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator for the NASA MAVEN mission to Mars and Professor of Geological Sciences at... Principal Investigator, Bruce Jakosky—"MAVEN Early Results"
In this presentation from June 20, 2015, Dr. Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator for the MAVEN mission and Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, opened t
"20.06.2015 16:43:59" MAVEN Results Find Mars Behaving Like a Rock Star
If planets had personalities, Mars would be a rock star according to recent preliminary results from the MAVEN spacecraft. #Mars sports a “Mohawk” of escaping atmospheric particles at its poles, “wea
"08.06.2015 18:44:09" MRO Detects Impact Glass on the Surface of Mars
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in the searing heat of a violent impact, such deposits might provide a delicate wind
"04.06.2015 21:08:38" The first release of some of the early MAVEN science data is now available on the NASA Planetary Data System site:
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"03.06.2015 20:32:17" Mars Solar Conjunction In June 2015, #Mars will swing almost directly behind the sun from Earth’s perspective, and this celestial geometry will lead to diminished communications with spacecraft at Mars.
The arrangement of the sun between Earth and Mars is called Mars sola
"03.06.2015 17:15:49" Fresh impact crater on Mars
This impact crater, captured by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter appears to be a relatively recent one, as it has a sharp rim and well-preserved ejecta.
The steep inner slopes are carved by g
"01.06.2015 20:00:18" Studying Mars will help NASA determine the availability and accessibility of raw materials for future human exploration
When early explorers crossed vast oceans to reach new worlds, they traveled with only what they needed to get there. After arrivi
"29.05.2015 18:48:06" youtube.com Nick Schneider - MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph and the Legacy of Charles Barth The Charles A. Barth memorial symposium, held on May 15, 2015 at The University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), included i... Nick Schneider - MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph and the Legacy of Charles Barth
As part of the May 15, 2015 Charles A. Barth Memorial Symposium, MAVEN IUVS instrument lead, Nick Schneider, associate professor in the Department of Astrophys
"28.05.2015 18:50:34" New study shows blue aurorae in Mars’ sky visible to the naked eye
For the first time, an international team of scientists from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble (IPAG), t
"26.05.2015 22:38:38" Science Drives NASA's Journey to Mars
Science is not only the motivation for going to Mars; it is also essential knowledge to have in order for humans to get to Mars.
NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld explained at a recent Humans to Mars summit that be
"18.05.2015 22:22:28" Tomorrowland director saw MAVEN launch from a NASA pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Disney's Tomorrowland—a futuristic utopian family fantasy—opens worldwide on May 22 and looks to be an optimistic and inspirational thrill-ride. On November 18, 2013, whe
"18.05.2015 21:04:16" Two Worlds, One Sun
How different does the sunset appear from #Mars than from Earth?
For comparison, two images of our common star were taken at sunset, one from Earth and one from Mars. These images were scaled to have the same angular width and
"14.05.2015 15:48:27" MAVEN and UAE's Hope mission will provide very powerful combination of Mars science measurements
In an interview with Forbes, #MAVEN principal investigator and Hope mission co-investigator, Bruce Jakosky, offered some insight into how the two missio
"12.05.2015 19:48:38" Auroras on Mars
One day, when humans go to #Mars, they might find that, occasionally, the Red Planet has green skies.
In late Dec. 2014, the #MAVEN spacecraft detected evidence of widespread auroras in Mars's northern hemisphere. The "Christmas L
"11.05.2015 14:55:14" Sunset Sequence from #Mars' Gale Crater NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover recorded this sequence of views of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th #Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater.
The four images shown in sequence here were taken ove
"05.05.2015 17:05:33" youtube.com 30 Minutes to Mars NASA has robots and rovers on the surface of Mars and is planning on sending humans there as soon as technically possible, but there are steppingstones to ge... What will it take to get humans to Mars?
NASA has robots in orbit (like #MAVEN) and rovers on the surface of Mars and is planning on sending humans there as soon as technically possible. But there are steppingstones to getting to Mars, conducting v
"05.05.2015 15:23:37" Traffic Around Mars Gets Busy
NASA has beefed up a process of traffic monitoring, communication and maneuver planning to ensure that #Mars orbiters do not approach each other too closely.
Last year’s addition of two new spacecraft orbiting Mars bro
"01.05.2015 18:40:52" MAVEN Science Communication Workshop—June 19 - 21 in Berkeley, CA
Are you a science communicator (blogger, podcaster, social media practitioner) who wants to learn more about early #MAVEN results and the evolution of the #Martian climate? Then consi
"27.04.2015 19:00:23" youtube.com Bruce Jakosky—Early Results from MAVEN The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is designed to explore Mars’ upper atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun and solar wind. Th... Dr. Bruce Jakosky—Early Results from MAVEN
The MAVEN mission is designed to explore Mars’ upper atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun and solar wind. The goal of MAVEN is to understand the processes controlling the structure and composition o
"23.04.2015 16:21:36" Second MAVEN deep-dip campaign completed
The second "deep-dip" campaign of MAVEN's primary science mission was successfully carried out this week. After the five-day campaign, which brought the MAVEN spacecraft down to a periapsis of 131.5km, MAVEN
"18.04.2015 14:37:47" MAVEN enters second deep-dip campaign
MAVEN’s primary mission includes five 5-day “deep-dip” campaigns, in which the periapsis (lowest point in the orbit) is lowered from about 93 miles (150 km) to about 77 miles (125 km). The current campaign is sc
"09.04.2015 22:13:38" LASP Public Lecture—Early results from the MAVEN mission to Mars LASP Public Lecture—Early results from the MAVEN mission to Mars The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is designed to explore Mars’ upper atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun and solar wind. The goal of MAVEN is to understand the processes controlling the structure and composition of t For those of you in the Boulder area, mark your calendars. MAVEN PI, Bruce Jakosky, will discuss early (and some unanticipated) results from the mission on Wed., April 22nd at LASP. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/1DpsA2p.
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"09.04.2015 21:20:31" In addition to completing 1,000 orbits around Mars earlier this week, as of today, the MAVEN spacecraft has been orbiting the red planet for 200 days.
Congratulations to the entire MAVEN team and our wonderful partners on achieving these mission mil
"08.04.2015 18:00:24" MAVEN completes 1,000 Orbits around Mars
MAVEN completed 1,000 orbits around the Red Planet on April 6, 2015, four-and-a-half months into its one-year primary mission.
MAVEN is in its science-mapping orbit and has been taking data since the start o
"24.03.2015 18:09:23" Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars
Finding a biochemically accessible form of nitrogen is more support for the ancient #Martian environment at Gale Crater being habitable.
Read the full NASA - National Aeronautics and Space
"19.03.2015 19:35:21" MAVEN Science Communication Workshop—June 19 - 21 in Berkeley, CA
Are you a science communicator who wants to learn more about early #MAVEN results and the evolution of the #Martian climate? Then consider applying to attend the 2015 MAVEN New Media
"18.03.2015 16:51:08" MAVEN Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars
The #MAVEN spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the #Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.
"05.03.2015 19:57:03" youtube.com NASA | Finding Mars' Ancient Ocean For decades, planetary scientists have suspected that ancient Mars was a much warmer, wetter environment than it is today, but estimates of just how much wat... Finding Mars' Ancient Ocean
For decades, planetary scientists have suspected that ancient #Mars was a much warmer, wetter environment than it is today, but estimates of just how much water Mars has lost since its formation vary widely. Now, new isot
"05.03.2015 19:54:15" NASA Research Suggests Mars Once Had More Water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists have determined that a primitive ocean on #Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean and that the Red Plan
"04.03.2015 18:45:38" New images of Phobos and Valles Marineris from the Mars Orbiter Mission
ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission has posted a few new images to its newly designed website (http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars-orbiter-mission).
Highlights from the collection are
"03.03.2015 16:46:27" Reach, Strive, Achieve: Sandra Cauffman's TEDx Talk On October 23, 2014, Sandra Cauffman was invited to talk at the TEDx PuraVidaJoven at the National Auditorium in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she was born. Her story is how a Costa Rican girl from a poor family nurtured an improbable dream about space
"24.02.2015 21:59:04" Mars sunset as viewed by the Opportunity rover This series of images shows how a recent #Martian sunset appeared as viewed from the Opportunity rover.
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"19.02.2015 16:03:17" MAVEN Completes First Deep Dip Campaign
The MAVEN spacecraft has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the #Martian upper atmosphere.
"During normal science mapping, we make measur
"15.02.2015 20:57:48" MAVEN instruments all collecting data as expected during deep-dip
The initial MAVEN deep-dip campaign continues to go well, as the NASA #Mars orbiter maintains its targeted atmospheric density corridor between 2.0 - 3.5 kg/km³.
All of the MAVEN sc
"13.02.2015 19:44:27" MAVEN First Deep-Dip Campaign Underway
The #MAVEN spacecraft is now well within the targeted density corridor between 2.0 - 3.5 kg/km³ and is conducting initial deep-dip observations as planned.
Today is the first full day of the planned five days
"12.02.2015 16:45:42" Second walk-in maneuver of the deep-dip campaign completed successfully
The second #MAVEN deep-dip maneuver was executed yesterday (Feb. 11, 2015), with a delta-v (∆V) of 0.6 m/sec., which lowered the periapsis of the spacecraft by another 4 km. T
"11.02.2015 02:52:06" First walk-in maneuver carried out successfully
The first walk-in maneuver of the current "deep-dip" campaign has been successfully carried out, lowering the periapsis of the MAVEN spacecraft about 20 km to an altitude of about 133 km. The campaign
"10.02.2015 17:17:53" MAVEN spacecraft ready for first “deep-dip” of the mission
The #MAVEN navigation team has given the green light for today’s initial “walk down,” which will lower the periapsis of the spacecraft by about 20 km and begin a transition into an area of M
"05.02.2015 01:24:46" Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Spies Curiosity Rover at Work
A Dec. 13, 2014 image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera orbiting #Mars shows NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover on the rover's walkabout examination of the "
"04.02.2015 18:46:26" New high-resolution digital terrain models of Mars
From the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), comes a new set of colorful digital terrain models (DTM) of #Mars.
For more DTM images, visit: http://uahirise.org/dtm
"02.02.2015 16:34:50" Meteorite may represent ‘bulk background’ of Mars’ battered crust
New spectroscopic analysis of “Black Beauty,” a meteorite found in the Moroccan desert in 2011, has given scientists a better picture of the crust beneath Mars’ red dust.
"26.01.2015 18:06:41" U.S.-India Joint Statement Includes Renewed Commitment to Space Cooperation
U.S. President Barack Obama visited yesterday with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, as part of the President's three-day visit. The two assessed the extensive bil
"23.01.2015 20:49:02" MAVEN will begin first "deep dip" campaign on February 10th
MAVEN’s primary mission includes five 5-day “deep-dip” campaigns, in which the periapsis (lowest point in the orbit) is lowered from about 93 miles (150 km) to about 77 miles (125 km). The
"22.01.2015 22:55:28" Hilltop Panorama Marks Mars Rover's 11th Anniversary
A panorama from one of the highest elevations that NASA's Opportunity Mars Exploration Rovers has reached in its 11 years on #Mars includes the U.S. flag at the summit.
The view is from the top o
"21.01.2015 22:41:06" NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’
NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Micro
"15.01.2015 22:59:46" Meanwhile...from the surface of Mars, the Curiosity rover is hard at work
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has taken the latest 360-degree panorama of itself from near the "Pahrump Hills" outcrop in the basal layer of Mount Sharp.
Another view from the
"14.01.2015 16:38:14" MAVEN SWIA instrument lead Jasper Halekas on Iowa Public Radio
The MAVEN Solar Wind Ion Analyzer (SWIA) is a part of the spacecraft's Particles and Fields Package. SWIA measures the solar wind and magnetosheath proton flow around #Mars and constrain
"08.01.2015 16:33:05" MAVEN Spacecraft Statistics This video shows some MAVEN spacecraft statistics, and was prepared for the live broadcast of MAVEN entering Mars' orbit on September 21, 2014.
(Video credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA Goddard
"06.01.2015 17:00:41" MAVEN instrument measures escape of particles from Mars' upper atmosphere
#MAVEN’s Suprathermal and Thermal Ion Composition (STATIC) instrument is measuring the composition and energy of ions as the spacecraft passes through various layers of Mars’
"24.12.2014 17:51:01" Happy Holidays from the MAVEN team to you and yours!
Have a safe and happy holiday season, everyone. Here's to exciting science from Mars in 2015 and beyond!
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"23.12.2014 20:00:35" NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates #Mars has a
"23.12.2014 18:30:15" www.planetary.org Where Did The Air Go? Bruce Jakosky on the MAVEN Mars Mission Not just the air. Where is the water that was plentiful on the red planet billions of years ago? MAVEN may help answer these questions. Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky reports on the early, exciting science data. MAVEN PI Bruce Jakosky discusses early results from the mission with the Planetary Society
Where is the water that was plentiful on Mars billions of years ago? #MAVEN is helping to answer this fundamental question about the evolution of the Red Plan
"16.12.2014 21:09:01" NASA Goddard Instrument Makes First Detection of Organic Matter on Mars
Read More: http://go.nasa.gov/1xpWW35 Video with more information regarding today's announcement from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover team about detecting organic matter on Mars with the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. MAVEN NGIMS instrument lead, Paul Mahaffy, is also the principa
"16.12.2014 18:42:49" NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has detected fluctuations in methane concentration in the Martian atmosphere and other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the r
"15.12.2014 17:54:41" MAVEN Identifies Links in Chain Leading to Atmospheric Loss
Early discoveries by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s newest #Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over
"12.12.2014 20:34:14" The USGS releases its highest resolution geologic map of Mars
This new map provides geologic and structural information on layered sedimentary rocks at a scale comparable to what a field geologist would see on Earth, including a precise illustration
"11.12.2014 20:54:24" Artist representation of an ancient Gale Crater
Recent observations by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.
This interpretation of Curiosity’s fi
"10.12.2014 15:57:29" 2014 AGU Public Lecture on MAVEN mission
The 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Public Lecture will be held this Sunday, December 14th from 12 - 1 p.m. (PST) in the Marriott Marquis on 4th and Mission St. The focus of the lecture will be on the M
"08.12.2014 20:48:45" Looking to Mars to Help Understand Changing Climates
The New York Times - Science takes a look at how #MAVEN will help scientists understand what happened to Mars' once dense atmosphere and provide insight into how planets like ours evolve over time
"08.12.2014 18:07:40" MAVEN | Mars Evolution Billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water—a critical ingredient for life.
This animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared d Mars Evolution
As NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover surveys the ancient lakebed of Gale Crater, #MAVEN is piecing together the atmospheric data that will give scientists the clues to how Mars may have transitioned from a warm, wet world to the dry, dusty
"08.12.2014 17:45:41" Curiosity Finds Cross-Bedding at 'Whale Rock'
This view from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover shows an example of cross-bedding that results from water passing over a loose bed of sediment.
The cross-bedding—evident as layers at angles to each other—ref
"08.12.2014 17:36:17" Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to How Water Helped Shape Martian Landscape
Observations by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.
"04.12.2014 20:27:41" Evolution of Mars
The MAVEN mission is the first to focus on the upper atmosphere of Mars. Currently in orbit around the red planet, it should deepen our understanding of how Mars’s climate has evolved over the last four billion years.
"03.12.2014 20:50:29" MAVEN Status Update: Dec. 3, 2014
--David F. Mitchell, MAVEN Project Manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
#MAVEN is now fully into its Science Phase at #Mars and the scientists have been releasing exciting results, not the least of which w
"29.11.2014 14:59:06" MAVEN Status Update: November 29, 2014
As of Friday, November 28, the MAVEN science instruments have been turned back on following safe-mode recovery, and we have resumed collecting science data.
(Image credit: NASA/GSFC)
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"22.11.2014 15:32:49" MAVEN Status Update: Nov. 22, 2014
After ground testing and careful review over the last two days, #MAVEN was successfully brought out of safe mode. The spacecraft is operating nominally in Earth-Point Mode with high-rate communications. All the ins
"20.11.2014 21:33:37" MAVEN Status Update: Nov. 20, 2014
#MAVEN went into safehold mode on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The spacecraft goes into this state autonomously, when it detects a problem with its operations, to ensure that it stays safe and in contact with Earth.
"18.11.2014 18:25:04" MAVEN liftoff on an Atlas V from Cape Canaveral An Atlas V rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41. The Atlas V will send MAVEN on its 10-month journey to explore the Red Planet's climate history.
(Video credit: NASA/KSC) One year ago today, MAVEN was sent off on a perfect trajectory to put the spacecraft into orbit around Mars. Thanks to all of our wonderful partners who made it happen so seamlessly. Today, MAVEN has begun investigating Mars' upper atmosphere in an e
"18.11.2014 16:55:53" MAVEN began its journey to Mars one year ago today
On November 18, 2013 at 1:28 p.m. EST, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to send the #MAVEN spacecraft on its wa
"17.11.2014 20:31:54" MAVEN Begins Primary Science Mission
--Bruce Jakosky, MAVEN Principal Investigator
The #MAVEN spacecraft completed its commissioning activities on November 16 and has formally begun its one-year primary science mission. The start of science is actu
"17.11.2014 16:49:19" Little Miss MAVEN
Leila is a second grade student in Golden, Colorado with a love of science and a passion for one particular Mars orbiter. Adorned with energy supplying solar panels, a colorful high-gain antenna, and an articulated platform packed
"12.11.2014 22:10:49" MAVEN and Curiosity working to solve the climate mystery of the Red Planet
Maybe because it appears as a speck of blood in the sky, the planet Mars was named after the Roman god of war. From the point of view of life as we know it, that’s appropriat
"10.11.2014 22:57:08" MAVEN demonstrates relay prowess during successful communications test with NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover
The first demonstration of MAVEN’s capability to relay data from a #Mars surface mission, on Nov. 6, 2014, included this and other images from t
"10.11.2014 16:23:19" From the Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! Comic Strip: A #Martian perspective on the Earthlings' ongoing interest in exploring the Red Planet.
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"07.11.2014 18:49:03" Mars Spacecraft Reveal Comet Flyby Effects on Martian Atmosphere
Two NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered ne
"06.11.2014 18:58:42" Voices of MAVEN On September 21, 2014, MAVEN went into orbit around the Red Planet. Its goal: to understand how a changing atmosphere transformed Mars from a warm, wet environment in its youth to the desert world that we see today. Building such a mission and sendin
"05.11.2014 19:58:03" NASA to Discuss Science Findings of Oct. 19 Comet Flyby of Mars
NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Friday, Nov. 7, to provide initial science observations of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s close flyby of #Mars and the impact on th
"04.11.2014 18:55:45" MAVEN Continues Mars Exploration Begun 50 Years Ago by Mariner 4
When the #MAVEN spacecraft arrived at the Red Planet on Sept. 21, it marked the continuation of exploration of one of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbors that began 50 years ago. In 19
"31.10.2014 14:10:52" MAVEN Status Update: Oct. 31, 2014
October was a very busy time for the team. We performed a total of three engine burns this month in order to get #MAVEN down to its planned science orbit with an orbital period of 4.6 hours and a periapsis (closest
"30.10.2014 21:18:49" Released results from MAVEN
As the #MAVEN spacecraft begins to collect science data over the next few weeks, images, visualizations, and other science data products that have been released to the public will be available online.
Early results are
"29.10.2014 21:18:39" MAVEN is now in its elliptical science mapping orbit The MAVEN spacecraft has completed the Periapsis Lowering Maneuvers necessary to place it into its 4.5 hour elliptical (150 km by 6,200 km) science mapping orbit around Mars.
Five times during #MAVEN’s one-year science mission it will make "deep dip
"23.10.2014 16:21:51" Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars
This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and #Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:2
"23.10.2014 15:03:27" MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring’s Hydrogen Coma
The MAVEN spacecraft obtained this ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet Siding Spring on Friday, October 17th, two days before the comet’s closest approach to #Mars. The Imagi
"22.10.2014 20:20:41" Mars Orbiter Mission returns another great image of Mars
ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission has returned an image of the Solar System's largest volcano, Olympus Mons, a trio of adjacent Tharsis Montes shield volcanoes, and one of the Solar System's longest
"21.10.2014 15:36:26" Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Image Shows Comet Nucleus
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while it sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), y
"20.10.2014 00:20:30" MAVEN Studies Passing Comet and Its Effects
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s newest orbiter at Mars, #MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew nearby today and is studying the flyby’s effects on
"17.10.2014 18:31:45" live.slooh.com live.slooh.com Comet Siding Spring or C/2013 A1 will be making its close approach to Mars this October 19th, getting three times closer to Mars than the Moon is to the Earth! The Slooh Observatory in East Hartford, CT, will be streaming live images of Comet Siding Spring's (#MarsComet) close-encounter with #Mars on Sunday, Oct. 19th beginning at 2:15 p.m. EDT:
"17.10.2014 17:11:54" Observing Comet Siding Spring at Mars MAVEN and other NASA spacecraft prepared for #MarsComet
On October 19, Comet Siding Spring will pass within 88,000 miles of Mars—just one third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon! Traveling at 33 miles/sec (54 km/sec) and weighing as much as
"16.10.2014 18:27:04" MAVEN configured for science, ready for comet encounter
With four burns completed since Mars Orbit Insertion on Sept. 21st, #MAVEN is now in a 4.6 hour orbit with a periapsis (closest approach to Mars) of ~175 km. In MAVEN's current orbit, Mars’ atm
"15.10.2014 18:59:23" MAVEN Status Update: Oct. 15, 2014
David F. Mitchell, MAVEN Project Manager at NASA Goddard --
Commissioning activities have gone extremely well over the few weeks since #MAVEN entered Mars orbit on September 21. Since then, we have successfully co
"15.10.2014 16:42:07" MAVEN | Mars Evolution Billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water—a critical ingredient for life.
This animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared d MAVEN providing unprecedented views of the #Martian atmosphere
The unique observations made by the #MAVEN spacecraft of Mars' tenuous upper atmosphere serve as a reminder that our planetary neighbor may have looked a lot more like Earth than the dus
"14.10.2014 18:31:52" NASA Reports MAVEN Mission’s First Look at Mars
The #MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at #Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon co
"13.10.2014 17:36:18" Reminder: MAVEN teleconference tomorrow
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 14, to announce early science results from the MAVEN spacecraft.
Additional details can be foun
"10.10.2014 18:05:00" NASA teleconference will announce early MAVEN science results
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 14, to announce early science results from the MAVEN mission.
#MAVEN is t
"10.10.2014 16:25:40" MAVEN LPW Deployment Since Mars Orbit Insertion on September 21st, things have gone extremely well with the #MAVEN spacecraft and the instruments that have been activated thus far.
There have been a total of 4 separate engine burns since MOI that have brought MAVEN’s
"09.10.2014 15:32:27" Join MAVEN at Mars when you send your name to space on Orion
NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.
Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the
"08.10.2014 17:11:26" ScienceCasts: First Light for MAVEN The MAVEN spacecraft reached Mars on September 21st, and just hours later it began beaming back "First Light" images of the Red Planet's upper atmosphere.
The data could help researchers understand what transformed Mars from a hospitable planet bil
"07.10.2014 19:53:30" MAVEN instrument lead receives Lindsay Award for Mars research
Dr. Paul Mahaffy, an expert on the chemistry of Mars, received the John C. Lindsay Memorial Award for 2014. The award, presented annually, is the highest honor given by the NASA Goddard
"07.10.2014 14:48:27" MAVEN team recognized during Colorado vs. Oregon State football game
Many members of the MAVEN team gathered this past Saturday at CU-Boulder’s Folsom Field to watch the game against Oregon State and enjoy a beautiful afternoon together.
"06.10.2014 21:14:50" MAVEN spacecraft completes next round of transition maneuvers
The #MAVEN spacecraft successfully completed its second set of transition phase maneuvers, which have reduced the orbital period about #Mars from 5.5 hours to 4.6 hours and the periapsis
"06.10.2014 16:51:04" Candidate landing sites identified for ExoMars 2018 mission
Four possible landing sites are being considered for the ExoMars mission in 2018. Its rover will continue the search for evidence of Martian life, past or present.
Upon entry into Mars or
"30.09.2014 19:34:25" U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission
In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the ISRO - Indian Space Rese
"30.09.2014 18:23:30" Could Mars have once supported life?
As the #MAVEN spacecraft continues its transition from a 10-month cruise and its Sept. 21 orbit insertion, exciting science is taking place on the surface of #Mars via NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover.
The roving che
"28.09.2014 01:33:32" MAVEN completes first two maneuvers in transition to science phase
The #MAVEN spacecraft has successfully completed the first two of six maneuvers of the transition phase that will conclude when the spacecraft begins collecting science data on Novem
"26.09.2014 16:34:50" Next up: Comet Siding Spring's Mars encounter
Comet Siding Spring will make its closest approach to #Mars on Oct. 19, while the #MAVEN spacecraft is making the transition to its science mapping phase (begins on November 8).
The close encounter will
"24.09.2014 18:01:22" MAVEN Returns First Mars Observations
The #MAVEN spacecraft has obtained its first observations of the extended upper atmosphere surrounding #Mars.
The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument obtained these false-color images eight ho
"24.09.2014 16:23:22" MAVEN successfully completes its first transition maneuver
The #MAVEN spacecraft successfully completed a 110-second engine burn that begins the process of placing it into its primary science orbit. The burn, which used the spacecraft's six smaller
"24.09.2014 14:47:29" MAVEN | Investigating the Martian Atmosphere The Martian surface bears ample evidence of flowing water in its youth, from crater lakes and riverbeds to minerals that only form in water. But today Mars i... Did Mars once look like this?
#MAVEN: Exploring Mars' Climate History
"24.09.2014 03:04:05" Congratulations to the MOM team on behalf of the entire MAVEN team!
Here's to exciting science from the two latest missions to join the Mars fleet!
--From Bruce Jakosky, MAVEN Principal Investigator
ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
"23.09.2014 15:21:46" Coronal Mass Ejections at Mars
Two main types of explosions occur on the sun: solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Unlike the energy and X-rays produced in a solar flare—which can reach Earth at the speed of light in eight minutes—coronal mass e
"23.09.2014 03:23:29" MAVEN Status Update: Sept. 22, 2014
--from David F. Mitchell, MAVEN Project Manager at NASA Goddard
Right on schedule last night at 9:50 p.m. EDT, the MAVEN spacecraft fired its main engines for 33 minutes and 26 seconds in order to slow down the s
"22.09.2014 17:32:50" After successful orbit insertion, MAVEN enters transition phase
The #MAVEN spacecraft successfully entered into Mars' orbit on September 21, 2014 at 10:24 p.m. EDT.
The 33 minute and 15 second Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) maneuver provided a thrust o
"22.09.2014 03:58:30" MAVEN is now in Martian orbit!
Watch the live NASA news briefing at 12 a.m. EDT & use #askNASA with any questions: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"22.09.2014 02:58:32" Greetings from Mars!
Hello NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and Mars Exploration Rovers. Looking great from here!
#MAVEN will now become the first mission devoted to exploring #Mars’ upper atmosphere in an effort to solve i
"22.09.2014 02:27:38" #MAVEN is now in orbit around #Mars!
Lockheed Martin's Gary Napier and Chief Systems Engineer for MAVEN, Tim Priser, look at the real-time Doppler plot of the MAVEN orbit insertion maneuver. By the time they drew their final conclusions about its si
"22.09.2014 02:05:40" #MAVEN engines began firing right on time at 9:50 p.m. EDT and are planned to burn for 33 minutes and 16 seconds.
We should have initial confirmation of #Mars orbit capture shortly thereafter.
"22.09.2014 01:20:35" www.nasa.gov NASA TV NASA Television provides live coverage of launches, spacewalks and other mission events, as well as the latest news briefings, video files, and the This Week @NASA report. 30 minutes until the #MAVEN spacecraft begins its orbit insertion burn. The burn will last just over 33 minutes. We should receive preliminary confirmation (from Doppler plot data) within a few minutes.
A post-MOI press conference is scheduled for ~
"21.09.2014 22:55:10" MAVEN Mars orbit insertion is less than 3 hours away!
Follow along: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
"21.09.2014 22:34:38" Live coverage of MAVEN's arrival at Mars
After a 10-month, 442-million-mile journey, MAVEN is set to enter Martian orbit at approximately 9:50 p.m. EDT tonight, Sept. 21.
NASA TV coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. and will be streamed live at http://www
"21.09.2014 21:13:00" MAVEN right on track for orbit insertion
The MAVEN spacecraft continues right on track for tonight's Mars orbit insertion. The final trajectory correction maneuver opportunity (TCM-5b) has been cancelled and the spacecraft will initiate a 33 minute
"21.09.2014 01:50:42" MAVEN only 24-hours from Mars Orbit Insertion
One day from now, #MAVEN will begin the burn that will place the spacecraft into #Mars' orbit. You can follow along with the action on NASA TV through your satellite TV provider or online at: http://www
"20.09.2014 01:43:46" storify.com MAVEN to Mars (with images, tweets) · CUBoulder The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), launched in Fall 2013, is arriving on Sunday, Sept 21 2014. It will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. #MAVEN's home institution University of Colorado Boulder is collecting and sharing posts related to the spacecraft's #Mars orbit insertion maneuver on Sunday via a Storify story.
Check it out!
"20.09.2014 00:37:19" Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN Mission) will go into orbit around the Red Planet on Sept. 21. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1raEQxX Timeline Photos Don't miss the action this Sunday, as #MAVEN joins a fleet of Mars explorers with the goal of solving Mars' climate mystery.
"18.09.2014 21:19:29" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, September 18, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 219,653,220 km (136,486,183 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 29.85 km/s (18.55 mi/s or 66,780 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity o
"18.09.2014 18:58:39" MAVEN pre-Mars Orbit Insertion media briefing NASA hosted a televised media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept. 17, to outline activities around the Sunday, Sept. 21 orbital insertion at Mars of the... MAVEN pre-Mars Orbit Insertion media briefing
"18.09.2014 04:36:54" Photos from Sept. 17 MAVEN orbit insertion media briefing
Just days in advance of the MAVEN spacecraft's orbit insertion maneuver at Mars on Sunday, Sept. 21, key members of the project leadership team gathered at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.
"17.09.2014 19:20:16" MAVEN | Investigating the Martian Atmosphere The #Martian surface bears ample evidence of flowing water in its youth, from crater lakes and riverbeds to minerals that only form in water. But today #Mars is cold and dry, and scientists think that the loss of Mars' water may have been caused by t
"17.09.2014 19:15:55" MAVEN Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Mars Orbit Insertion
The #MAVEN spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.
Flight Controllers at Lockheed Ma
"15.09.2014 19:02:40" Media Invited to NASA Goddard for MAVEN Mars Orbit Insertion Activities
Media representatives are invited to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center on Sept. 21 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT, for local coverage and interviews of the orbit
"15.09.2014 15:29:13" MAVEN Status Update: Sept. 15, 2014
from David F. Mitchell, MAVEN Project Manager at NASA Goddard:
Everything continues to go well with MAVEN as it is readied for arrival at Mars on Sunday, September 21st. All spacecraft systems are operating nomin
"12.09.2014 15:06:35" MAVEN Scientist to Discuss "The Case of the Missing Martian Atmosphere" at Library of Congress Lecture
The public is invited to a free talk called “The Case of the Missing #Martian Atmosphere” with MAVEN scientist Jared Espley in the Pickford Theate
"11.09.2014 16:42:39" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, September 11, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 212,637,115 km (132,126,577 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 28.89 km/s (17.95 mi/s or 64,620 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity o
"10.09.2014 21:33:41" MAVEN's Journey To Mars The MAVEN mission has been under development since 2003, when the University of Colorado Boulder's Dr. Bruce Jakosky first brought the concept to members of what would become the mission's management team. The original proposal was submitted to NASA
"10.09.2014 16:24:32" MAVEN orbit insertion maneuver detail
On September 21, 2014, the MAVEN spacecraft will enter orbit around Mars, completing an interplanetary journey of 10 months and 442 million miles (711 million kilometers). The orbit insertion maneuver will begin
"08.09.2014 19:34:49" MAVEN spacecraft makes final preparations for Mars
On Sept. 21, 2014, the MAVEN spacecraft will complete roughly 10 months of travel and enter orbit around the Red Planet.
The orbit-insertion maneuver will be carried out as the spacecraft approache
"08.09.2014 18:48:29" MAVEN: Targeting Mars If you want to send a spacecraft from Earth to Mars, how would you get it there? You can't aim straight at the Red Planet, because it's moving around the Sun significantly slower than the Earth. Instead, you'll have to wait for up to 26 months for a
"04.09.2014 17:29:07" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, September 4, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 205,304,736 km (127,570,449 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 27.95 km/s (17.37 mi/s or 62,532 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of
"03.09.2014 21:35:04" The first NASA mission devoted to understanding Mars' upper atmosphere.
What is the MAVEN mission?
#MAVEN will enter into orbit around Mars on Sunday, September 21. NASA TV will be broadcasting from the Mission Support Area at Lockheed Martin in C
"30.08.2014 15:43:03" lasp.colorado.edu MAVEN » MAVEN Status Update: August 29, 2014 As of August 29th, the MAVEN spacecraft is 198 million kilometers (123 million miles) from Earth and 6.6 million kilometers (4.1 million miles) from Mars. Its velocity is 22.22 kilometers per second (49,705 miles per hour) as it moves around the Sun. MAVEN Status Update from David F. Mitchell, #MAVEN Project Manager at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
MAVEN continues on a smooth #JourneyToMars. All spacecraft systems are operating nominally. Since we are now in a “pre-#Mars Orbit Insertion (
"29.08.2014 16:36:54" Record of past water in Mars' atmosphere preserved in zircon from meteorite
New research conducted on a Martian meteorite, found in the Sahara Desert in 2012, exhibits evidence for ancient and abundant surface water on the presently cold, dry, and d
"28.08.2014 16:07:21" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, August 28, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 197,671,189 km (122,827,182 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 27.0 km/s (16.8 mi/s or 60,448 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 22.2
"21.08.2014 16:45:47" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, August 21, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 189,766,175 km (117,915,234 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 26.1 km/s (16.2 mi/s or 58,338 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 22.2
"20.08.2014 19:23:25" Are you big on social media? Apply for a NASA Social credential in Denver to cover our #MAVEN mission's arrival at Mars Sept. 21. The deadline to apply is 10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 20. For more information and to apply, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1k Timeline Photos Deadline to register for the #MAVEN #NASASocial is tonight. Don't miss out!
"18.08.2014 21:17:19" MAVEN Launch Highlights An Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 on November 18, 2013. MAVE... MAVEN launched nine months ago today
On November 18, 2013, at 1:28 p.m. ET, the MAVEN spacecraft launched successfully towards Mars atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V-401 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Today, #MAVEN is just 34 d
"16.08.2014 01:48:15" Come Marvel at MAVEN as it Arrives at Mars
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lockheed Martin and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) invite 25 social media followers of NASA's
"15.08.2014 17:58:59" "Bonanza King" provides Curiosity with drill target "too appealing to pass up"
The team operating NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has chosen a rock that looks like a pale paving stone as the mission's fourth drilling target, if it passes engineers' eval
"14.08.2014 16:33:18" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, August 14, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 181,633,459 km (112,861,799 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 25.1 km/s (15.6 mile/s or 56,239 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 22
"07.08.2014 16:34:38" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, August 7, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 173,311,458 km (107,690,747 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 24.2 km/s (15.1 mi/s or 54,212 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 22.2
"06.08.2014 18:25:40" Colliding Atmospheres—Mars vs Comet Siding Spring Comet Siding Spring is about to fly historically close to Mars. The encounter could spark Martian auroras, a meteor shower, and other unpredictable effects. Whatever happens, NASA's fleet of Mars satellites, including MAVEN, will have a ringside seat
"06.08.2014 15:14:08" MAVEN on Spacecraft 3D app from NASA JPL
You can now take a 3D model of the #MAVEN spacecraft (and other NASA missions) with you wherever you go. Complements of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and their Spacecraft 3D app (available on Android an
"01.08.2014 16:58:42" September's "Sky and Telescope" Magazine Features MAVEN
The September edition of Sky and Telescope magazine (SkyandTelescope.com) contains a nice feature on MAVEN, written by Camille Carlisle, who attended the MAVEN New Media Professional Developmen
"31.07.2014 17:36:32" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, July 31, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 163,597,339 km (101,654,674 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 23.2 km/s (14.4 mile/s) and a Sun-centered velocity of 22.2 km/s (13.8 mi
"31.07.2014 17:01:31" NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before
The next rover NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration will send to #Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented
"29.07.2014 16:14:17" Curiosity Captures Mars' Moon Phobos Eclipsing the Sun This video clip shows the larger of the two moons of #Mars, Phobos, passing directly in front of the sun, in an eclipse photographed by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover.
The series of 89 images was captured on Aug. 20, 2013. The pace of the video matches
"25.07.2014 19:01:10" NASA Mars Spacecraft Prepare for Close Comet Flyby
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is taking steps to protect its #Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Sprin
"24.07.2014 16:44:33" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, July 24, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 156,198,634 km (97,057,331 miles, 1.044 A.U.) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 22.4 km/s (13.9 mile/s or 50,152 mph) and a Sun-centered veloc
"19.07.2014 14:50:39" Astronomy Beat—The MAVEN Mission: Exploring Mars’ Climate History
Join MAVEN Mission Principal Investigator, Bruce Jakosky, as he takes Astronomy Beat readers through a unique tour of MAVEN’s past, present, and very near, very exciting future. As a
"18.07.2014 18:10:34" MAVEN launched eight months ago today
On November 18, 2013, at 1:28 p.m. ET, the MAVEN spacecraft launched successfully towards Mars atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V-401 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Here are some of our favo
"17.07.2014 16:29:24" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday, July 17, 2014
With just over two months remaining until #Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) on September 21, we have now completed all of the cruise phase instrument checkouts and all instruments on the spacecraft have been tu
"15.07.2014 20:44:43" Curiosity Finds Iron Meteorite on Mars
This rock encountered by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover is an iron meteorite called "Lebanon," similar in shape and luster to iron meteorites found on #Mars by the previous generation of rovers, Spirit and Opportu
"14.07.2014 18:51:57" USGS Releases New Global Geologic Map of Mars
A new global geologic map of Mars—the most thorough representation of the Red Planet's surface—has been published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This map provides a framework for continued scienti
"10.07.2014 18:11:08" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday July 10, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 138,738,076 km (86,207,844 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 20.6 km/s (12.8 mi/s or 46,084 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 22.5 km/
"08.07.2014 19:21:41" Area on Mars reveals a surface modified by water over much of planet's history
A new geologic map of part of the ancient #Martian highlands produced the Planetary Science Institute provides new insights into the planet’s history of water modifying t
"02.07.2014 14:07:19" MAVEN Particles and Fields: Exploring the Solar Wind Beyond 1 A.U.
As part of its goal to explore Mars' upper atmosphere and its interaction with the sun and the solar wind, MAVEN is exploring propagation of the solar wind and solar energetic partic
"27.06.2014 20:33:34" Status Update from MAVEN Project Manager David F. Mitchell
MAVEN continues on a smooth journey to Mars. All spacecraft and instrument systems are operating nominally. This month has been a rather quiet period for spacecraft operations. A big focus i
"26.06.2014 15:35:26" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday June 26, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 121,225,626 km (75,326,112 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 18.8 km/s (11.7 mi/s or 42,062 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 22.8 km/
"25.06.2014 14:47:33" MAVEN: Goddard Goes to Mars The Martian climate remains one of the solar system's biggest mysteries: although cold and dry today, myriad surface features on Mars carved by flowing water attest to a much warmer, wetter past. What caused this dramatic transition?
"24.06.2014 15:49:52" Researchers Discover New Type Of Dust In Mars’ Atmosphere
Russian and French scientists have used ultraviolet and infrared images from the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft to determine that the Martian atmosphere contains two distinct
"23.06.2014 21:03:18" Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover will complete a Martian year—687 Earth days—on June 24, a little dustier than on its arrival, but having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offe
"19.06.2014 15:26:26" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday June 19, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 112,551,990 km (69,936,564 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 17.9 km/s (11.1 mi/s or 40,000 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 23.0 km/
"16.06.2014 20:04:28" www.youtube.com Mars Atmospheric Escape Processes Mars Atmospheric Escape Processes
When you take a look at #Mars, you probably wouldn't think that it looks like a nice place to live. It's dry, it's dusty, and there's practically no atmosphere. But some scientists think that Mars may have once loo
"13.06.2014 15:11:27" MAVEN is 100 days away from Mars Orbit Insertion
#Friggatriskaidekaphobia is a fear of Friday the 13th. We on the MAVEN team prefer to celebrate the milestone of being 100 days out from September 21, 2014, when our upper atmospheric orbiter will ren
"12.06.2014 17:01:30" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday June 12, 2014
At 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 103,999,786 km (64,622,471 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 17.0 km/s (10.5 mi/s or 38,000 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 23.2 km/
"11.06.2014 15:16:30" Mercury Passes in Front of the Sun, as Seen From Mars Mercury passed in front of the Sun on June 3, 2014, as viewed from Mars. The Mast Camera on NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover recorded the event. This is the first transit of the Sun by a planet observed from any planet other than Earth, and also the first
"10.06.2014 19:31:14" ScienceCasts: Solar Mini-Max NASA and NOAA agree: Solar Max has arrived, but this "mini Max" is not like any other solar maximum of the Space Age. "Solar Mini-Max" could provide good timing for MAVEN
According to Dean Pesnell, a leading member of the NOAA/NASA Solar Cycle Prediction Panel, the sun's magnetic field has flipped and the sunspot number for the current 11-year solar cycle is nearin
"06.06.2014 18:00:13" MAVEN scientist provides mission update to Colorado residents
Some people get to have all the fun!
MAVEN science team member, data visualization guru, and University of Colorado Boulder professor David Brain is touring the state of Colorado with C
"05.06.2014 15:12:39" MAVEN Status Update: Thursday June 5, 2014
As of 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 95,600,302 km (59,403,273 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 16.1 km/s (10 mi/s or 35,953 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 23.4 km/s
"03.06.2014 14:52:33" MAVEN’s Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) Gets Its First View Of Mars
MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) made calibration observations of Mars on May 21, 2014, four months before Mars Orbit Insertion (September 21). Despite the sp
"02.06.2014 16:23:28" MAVEN Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph calibrations completed
During the month of May, MAVEN team members performed a second calibration of the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS), an instrument that was built at the University of Colorado Bould
"29.05.2014 16:38:41" MAVEN Status Update: May 29, 2014
As of 8 pm EDT today, MAVEN will be at a distance of 87,392,683 km (54,303,295 miles) from Earth with an Earth-centered velocity of 15.2 km/s (9.4 mi/s or 33,894 mph) and a Sun-centered velocity of 23.7 km/s (14.7 m
"28.05.2014 21:34:59" A habitable environment on Martian volcano?
Heat from a volcano erupting beneath an immense glacier would have created large lakes of liquid water on Mars in the relatively recent past. And where there’s water, there is also the possibility of life.