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September 27, 2018
MAVEN selfie marks four years in orbit at Mars
Today, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft celebrates four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and how...
June 22, 2017
MAVEN’s top 10 discoveries about Mars at 1,000 days
On Saturday, June 17, NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars led by CU Boulder will hit a happy milestone: 1,000 days of orbiting the Red Planet.
April 6, 2017
MAVEN findings reveal how Mars' atmosphere was lost to space
Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years...
December 17, 2014
NASA’s MAVEN mission scientists identify links in chain leading to Mars atmospheric loss
The observations reveal a new process by which the solar wind – an intense stream of hot, high-energy particles blowing off the sun at more than 1 million mph...
October 22, 2014
NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft watches passing comet and its effects at Mars
NASA’s newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars on Sunday and is studying the flyby’s...
October 15, 2014
MAVEN spacecraft’s first look at Mars holds surprises, says CU-Boulder mission leader
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images...
September 24, 2014
With MAVEN now orbiting Mars, science mission set to begin
The spacecraft for a NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder slid seamlessly into orbit on Sunday, the last...
February 12, 2014
MAVEN continues to Mars
The CU-Boulder-led mission to Mars, MAVEN, just hit its scheduled milestone and is continuing toward its target, the Red Planet. The spacecraft and all of its...
November 20, 2013
MAVEN successfully launches from Florida
A $671 million NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder thundered into the sky Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the first step on its 10...
August 14, 2013
Mars-bound MAVEN hailed in haiku
The spacecraft for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission recently arrived in Florida in anticipation of a November launch. The...
July 24, 2013
Fueled with CU science, MAVEN ready for cross-country trip
The spacecraft recently was shown off at Jefferson County’s Lockheed Martin Space Systems, where representatives from that company, CU and NASA gathered for a...