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Humanist
11-13-2013, 07:49 PM
NATURE NEWS

Mars mission set for launch (http://www.nature.com/news/mars-mission-set-for-launch-1.14150?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20131114)


NASA’s MAVEN orbiter aims to unravel the mystery of the red planet’s missing atmosphere.

Alexandra Witze

12 November 2013


The US$485-million spacecraft is now at Florida’s Cape Canaveral, waiting for a 28-day launch window that opens on 18 November. If MAVEN successfully reaches Mars ten months later, it will study how gases in the outer atmosphere escape into space — and how that rate of loss has changed over the past few billion years.

Humanist
11-19-2013, 03:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh_nyFIwPy0