Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission

Mission Facts

Mission Status Still Operating Mars Orbit Insertion September 21, 2014 Launched November 18, 2013 Launch Vehicle:Atlas V 401 Launch SiteCape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

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MAVEN | Investigating the Martian Atmosphere

The Martian surface bears ample evidence of flowing water in its youth, from crater lakes and riverbeds to minerals that only form in water. But today Mars is cold and dry, and scientists think that the loss of Mars' water may have been caused by the loss of its early atmosphere.
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