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Mars Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Planet’s Atmosphere

Data from NASA’s MAVEN mission have enabled researchers to determine that the solar wind strips away about 1/4 pound of gas from the Martian atmosphere every second, and perhaps more at times.

Explore@NASAGoddard 2015 Concludes

Gates opened to the public Sept. 26, 2015, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the first time in four years in celebration of Hubble's 25th anniversary.

MAVEN Mission Celebrates One Year at Mars

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has been in orbit around Mars for one Earth year. MAVEN was launched on Nov. 18, 2013, and successfully entered Mars orbit on Sept. 21, 2014.
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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

Juno at Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft is shown in orbit above Jupiter's colorful clouds in this artist's rendering.
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