NASA’s Maven orbiter enters into Martian orbit
NBC News: NASA’s Maven orbiter entered into the orbit of Mars after a 10-month, 442 million-mile journey on Sunday, mission managers reported.
Over the next several weeks, additional maneuvers will put Maven into position for a yearlong mission to monitor Mars’ upper atmosphere where its observations are expected to help scientists determine how the planet lost its air.
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Photo: An artist’s conception shows NASA’s Maven orbiter with Mars in the background. (NASA / GSFC)