Follow this link to skip to the main content National Aeronautics and Space Administration Logo
NASA Banner
NASA Mars Exploration Program
Mars Exploration Program
Home

MAVEN IMAGE GALLERY

MAVEN Image Gallery

MAVEN Images

  • Artist's Concept of MAVEN Observing Aurora on Mars
  • Celebration: MAVEN Arrives at Mars
  • Artist Concept of NASA's MAVEN Orbiter
  • Artist's Concept of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Approaching Mars
  • Taking Flight at Cape Canaveral
  • Night Before Launch of Mars-Bound MAVEN Spacecraft
  • MAVEN Spin Test
  • MAVEN to Mars
  • MAVEN Haiku Selected
  • MAVEN arrives at KSC
  • Searching for Mars' Missing Atmosphere
  • MAVEN with High Gain Antenna
  • Go to Mars with MAVEN
  • Artist's Concept of MAVEN side view
  • Artist's Concept of MAVEN
  • Artist's Concept Of MAVEN Orbiting Mars
  • MAVEN Orbiting Mars
  • MAVEN Instrument Panel
Artist's Concept of MAVEN Observing Aurora on Mars Celebration: MAVEN Arrives at Mars Artist Concept of NASA's MAVEN Orbiter Artist's Concept of NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Approaching Mars Taking Flight at Cape Canaveral Night Before Launch of Mars-Bound MAVEN Spacecraft MAVEN Spin Test MAVEN to Mars MAVEN Haiku Selected MAVEN arrives at KSC Searching for Mars' Missing Atmosphere MAVEN with High Gain Antenna Go to Mars with MAVEN Artist's Concept of MAVEN side view Artist's Concept of MAVEN Artist's Concept Of MAVEN Orbiting Mars MAVEN Orbiting Mars MAVEN Instrument Panel

MAVEN: Press Release Images



1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  Next >
This image shows atomic hydrogen scattering sunlight in the upper atmosphere of Mars, as seen by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission.
MAVEN's Ultraviolet Views of Hydrogen's Escape from Mars
Full Resolution
MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph obtained images of rapid cloud formation on Mars on July 9-10, 2016.
MAVEN Captures Rapid Cloud Formation
Full Resolution
This image of the Mars night side shows ultraviolet emission from nitric oxide (abbreviated NO)
Mars' Nightside Atmosphere
Full Resolution
This ultraviolet image near Mars' South Pole was taken by MAVEN on July 10 2016 and shows the atmosphere and surface during southern spring.
Ultraviolet Image Near Mars' South Pole
Full Resolution
Images from MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph were used to make this movie of rapid cloud formation on Mars on July 9-10, 2016
Ultraviolet Mars Reveals Cloud Formation
Full Resolution
MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph obtained this image of Mars on July 13, 2016, when the planet appeared nearly full when viewed from the highest altitudes in the MAVEN orbit.
A Sharpened Ultraviolet View of Mars
Full Resolution
The close encounter between comet Siding Spring and Mars flooded the planet with an invisible tide of charged particles from the comet's coma. The dense inner coma reached the surface of the planet, or nearly so. The comet's powerful magnetic field temporarily merged with, and overwhelmed, the planet's weak field, as shown in this artist's depiction.
Close Siding Spring Encounter
Full Resolution
Phobos as observed by MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph.
Phobos Observed by MAVEN
Full Resolution
The orbit of MAVEN sometimes crosses the orbit of Phobos. This image shows the configuration of the two orbits in early December 2015, when MAVEN's Phobos observations were made.
Orbit of MAVEN and Phobos
Full Resolution
This graphic depicts paths by which carbon has been exchanged among Martian interior, surface rocks, polar caps, waters and atmosphere, and also depicts a mechanism by which it is lost from the atmosphere with a strong effect on isotope ratio.
Carbon Exchange and Loss Processes on Mars
Full Resolution
Artist's rendering of a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the planet's upper atmosphere.
Artist's Concept of Solar Storm Hitting Mars
Full Resolution
A map of MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) auroral detections in December 2014 overlaid on Mars' surface.
Ultraviolet Aurora on Mars
Full Resolution
This graphic depicts the relative shapes and distances from Mars for five active orbiter missions plus the planet's two natural satellites. It illustrates the potential for intersections of the spacecraft orbits.
Diverse Orbits Around Mars
Full Resolution
A map of MAVEN's IUVS's auroral detections in December 2014 overlaid on Mars' surface.
Map of Auroral Detections on Mars
Full Resolution
Artist's conception of MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observing the "Christmas Lights Aurora" on Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earth's "Northern Lights" but has a different origin.
Artist's Concept of MAVEN Observing Aurora on Mars
Full Resolution
NASA's MAVEN mission is observing the upper atmosphere of Mars to help understand climate change on the planet. MAVEN entered its science phase on Nov. 16, 2014.
MAVEN at the Limb of Mars, Artist's Concept
Full Resolution
NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s - goals outlined in the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act of 2010 and in the U.S. National Space Policy, also issued in 2010.
NASA's Journey to Mars
Full Resolution
The first demonstration of NASA's MAVEN Mars orbiter's capability to relay data from a Mars surface mission, on Nov. 6, 2014, included this and other images from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. The image was taken Oct. 23, 2014, by Curiosity's Navigation Camera, showing part of "Pahrump Hills" outcrop.
Image Relayed by MAVEN from Curiosity Mars Rover
Full Resolution
Space Launch System rocket clearing the clouds.
Space Launch System Rocket Clearing the Clouds
Full Resolution
This graphic depicts what Mars' atmosphere would have looked like to a viewer with ultraviolet-seeing eyes after a meteor shower on Oct. 19, 2014. It combines an image from the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on NASA's MAVEN spacecraft with an illustration of how the atmosphere lies over Mars.
Emission from Ionized Magnesium in Mars' Atmosphere After Comet Flyby
Full Resolution
These eight graphs present data from the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer on NASA's MAVEN orbiter identifying ions of different metals added to the Martian atmosphere shortly after comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring sped close to Mars. Dust particles from the comet delivered the metals to Mars.
Ions of Eight Metals from Comet Dust Detected in Mars Atmosphere
Full Resolution
The places where the red line on this graph extends higher than the blue line show detection of metals added to the Martian atmosphere from dust particles released by a passing comet on Oct. 19, 2014. The graphed data are from the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
Comet Meteor Shower Put Magnesium and Iron into Martian Atmosphere
Full Resolution
This illustration depicts the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA's MAVEN spacecraft scanning the upper atmosphere of Mars.
Artist's Concept of MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph at Work
Full Resolution
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft obtained this ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet Siding Spring on Oct. 17, 2014, two days before the comet's closest approach to Mars.
MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring's Hydrogen Coma
Full Resolution
This artist's concept shows NASA's Mars orbiters lining up behind the Red Planet for their "duck and cover" maneuver to shield them fro comet dust that may result from the close flyby of comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) on Oct. 19, 2014.
Siding Spring Mars Spacecraft
Full Resolution

1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  Next >


USA.gov
PRIVACY     FAQ     SITEMAP     IMAGE POLICY     FEEDBACK