Artist impression of MAVEN's arrival at Mars.MAVEN arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for launch processing.A map of MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) auroral detections in December 2014 overlaid on Mars’ surface. Artist’s rendering of a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the planet's upper atmosphere.Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, engineers and technicians test deploy the twin solar arrays on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft.
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Artist impression of MAVEN's arrival at Mars. Credit: NASANASA
MAVEN arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for launch processing.NASA/Tim Jacobs
A map of MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) auroral detections in December 2014 overlaid on Mars’ surface. The map shows that the aurora was widespread in the northern hemisphere, not tied to any geographic location. The aurora was detected in all observations during a 5-day period. Credit: University of Colorado
Artist's Concept of Solar Storm Hitting MarsNASA/GSFC
Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, engineers and technicians test deploy the twin solar arrays on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft.NASA/Kim Shiflett
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Mission name: MAVEN

Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution

MAVEN is studying how atmospheric loss triggered the disappearance of liquid water on the surface of Mars.

Mission news and discoveries
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The Library of Congress presents Space on the Page!March 16, 2022
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NASA’s Mars Fleet Lies Low As Sun Moves Between Earth and Red Planet (NASA)September 28, 2021
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NASA Mars Mission Begins a New Chapter of Science With a New Leader (NASA Goddard)September 09, 2021
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Global Trio of Orbiters Shows Small Dust Storms Help Dry Out Mars (NASA Goddard)August 16, 2021
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Could the Surface of Phobos Reveal Secrets of the Martian Past?February 02, 2021
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Heat and Dust Help Launch Martian Water Into Space, Scientists FindNovember 13, 2020
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NASA's MAVEN Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing in Ultraviolet LightAugust 06, 2020
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MAVEN Maps Electric Currents around Mars that are Fundamental to Atmospheric LossMay 25, 2020
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NASA's MAVEN Explores Mars to Understand Radio Interference at EarthFebruary 03, 2020
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2020 MEPAG Goals Document Draft is now Available for Community CommentsJanuary 23, 2020
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Apply for "The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission"September 25, 2019
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NASA-ESA Statement of Intent for Mars Sample ReturnMay 07, 2018
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Rare Metals On Mars And Earth Implicate Colossal ImpactsMarch 23, 2018
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MEPAG Meeting 36 AbstractsMarch 20, 2018
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A Review of Mass Spectrometry Imaging TechniquesFebruary 02, 2018
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Gravity Assist: Mars, with Bruce Jakosky and Michael MeyerJanuary 16, 2018
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Microbes Could Survive Thin Air of MarsJanuary 18, 2017
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Looking for Life on Mars — in ChileNovember 24, 2016
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Iron-Loving Bacteria a Model for Mars LifeNovember 15, 2016
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Microscope Could Seek Biological Samples on Red PlanetNovember 01, 2016
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Water on Mars: The Story So FarOctober 14, 2016
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Cycles of Glaciation on Ancient MarsOctober 06, 2016
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Planetary Protection for the Journey to MarsSeptember 07, 2016
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NASA Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian AtmosphereNovember 05, 2015