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Nasa's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Red Planet


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NASA MAVEN spacecraft at Mars

This image shows an artist concept of NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 7:24 p.m. PDT (10:24 p.m. EDT) Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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