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NASA’s newest Mars flyer will explore atmosphere - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

July 29, 2016

NASA’s newest Mars flyer will explore atmosphere

Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 11:45 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— NASA hopes its newest Mars spacecraft lives up to its know-it-all name.

The robotic explorer called Maven is due to blast off Monday on a 10-month journey to the red planet. There, it will orbit Mars and study the atmosphere to try to understand how the planet morphed from warm and wet to cold and dry.

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