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

Opportunity's science team informally named the Martian feature "Orion Crater." The name honours the Apollo 16 lunar module, Orion, which carried astronauts John Young and Charles Duke to and from the surface of the moon in April 1972 while crewmate Ken Mattingly piloted the Apollo 16 command module, Casper, in orbit around the moon. Orion is also the name of NASA's new spacecraft that will carry humans into deep space and sustain them during travel beyond Earth orbit.
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NASA's MAVEN Mission Gives Unprecedented Ultraviolet View of Mars

New global images of Mars from the MAVEN mission show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behavior. They include the first images of "nightglow" that can be used to show how winds circulate at high altitudes. Additionally, dayside ultraviolet imagery from the spacecraft shows how ozone amounts change over the seasons and how afternoon clouds form over giant Martian volcanoes.
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NASA's MAVEN Studies Passing Comet and Its Effects

NASA's newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars today and is studying the flyby's effects on the Red Planet's atmosphere.
The MAVEN spacecraft -- full name Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution -- reported back to Earth in good health after about three hours of precautions against a possible collision with high-velocity dust particles released by comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring.

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NASA's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet

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Mars Maven mission set for arrival

The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite is set to arrive in orbit above the planet on Monday (GMT).
Hurtling through space for the past 10 months, the Maven craft must slam on the brakes by firing its thrusters.
The 33-minute burn should remove sufficient speed to allow the satellite to be captured by Mars' gravity.

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Arrival of Spacecraft at Mars, Previewed 

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Mars Bound MAVEN Probe Launches 

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Atlas 5 with the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft launch between 18;28 - 20:28 GMT, 18th November 2013 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.



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NASA invites public to send names and messages to Mars

NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere.
Scheduled for launch in November, the DVD will be in NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. The DVD is part of the mission's Going to Mars Campaign coordinated at the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.
 

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