Latest NASA’s Update About Mars

NASA will make another big announcement this Thursday at 2 pm EST. It will take place at the James Webb Auditorium, NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C and will have a live broadcast on NASA TV.

The focus will be about the “key-science-findings” on Mars atmosphere that MAVEN (Mars, Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft collected since orbiting the planet in 2014 and study its thin atmosphere.

With this announcement, NASA is aiming to: “Determine the role that loss of volatiles from the Mars atmosphere to space has played through time, giving insight into the history of Mars’ atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability.

The news conference in NASA headquarters involved:

  • Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program
  • Bruce Jakosky, MAVEN principal investigator, from the University of Colorado
  • Jasper Halekas, MAVEN Solar Wind Ion Analyzer instrument lead, from the University of Iowa
  • Yaxue Dong, science team member
  • Dave Brain,co-investigator

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