MAVEN

Dust Storms on Mars Continue to Make the Planet Drier

Combining data from three Mars orbiter missions, a team of scientists have found undeniably proof that regional dust storms are…

4 weeks ago

What Could We Learn From a Mission to Phobos?

According to new research that looks at MAVEN data, Mars' larger moon (Phobos) could contain a record of how Mars'…

8 months ago

The Martian Sky Pulses in Ultraviolet Every Night

There’s a surprising phenomenon taking place in Mars’ atmosphere: during the spring and fall seasons on the Red Planet, large…

1 year ago

Mars Doesn’t Have Much of a Magnetosphere, But Here’s a Map

Even though Earthling scientists are studying Mars intently, it's still a mysterious place. One of the striking things about Mars…

1 year ago

Carl Sagan’s Theory Of Early Mars Warming Gets New Attention

Carl Sagan hit on the idea 40 years ago. Now, a team of scientists have discovered that a trifecta of…

5 years ago

MAVEN Takes This Trippy, Nightglowing Photo of Mars in UV

Mars’ atmosphere is about 100 times thinner than Earth's, but there’s still a lot going on in that wispy, carbon…

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – October 7, 2016: James Webb: Standing on the Shoulders of Hubble

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager - Technical for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)…

5 years ago

NASA’s MAVEN Orbiter Discovers Solar Wind Stripped Away Mars Atmosphere Causing Radical Transformation

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter mission has determined that ancient Mars suffered drastic climate change and lost…

6 years ago

Does the Red Planet Have Green Auroras?

Martian auroras will never best the visual splendor of those we see on Earth, but have no doubt. The Red…

6 years ago

Surprise – Mars Has Auroras Too!

Just a day after skywatchers at mid- to upper-latitudes around the world were treated to a particularly energetic display of auroras…

7 years ago