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NASA Research Gives New Insight into How Much Atmosphere Mars Lost

September 6, 2019

A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of…
NASA’s MAVEN Shrinking Its Orbit for Mars 2020 Rover

February 12, 2019

NASA’s 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to…
MAVEN ushers in new era by tapping the brakes

February 11, 2019

NASA’s 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to…
NASA’s MAVEN Selfie Marks Four Years in Orbit at Mars

September 22, 2018

Today, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft celebrates four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and how…
NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Finds That “Stolen” Electrons Enable Unusual Aurora on Mars

July 24, 2018

Auroras appear on Earth as ghostly displays of colorful light in the night sky, usually near the poles.…
Stolen electrons key to unusual Mars aurora

July 23, 2018

Auroras appear on Earth as ghostly displays of colorful light in the night sky, usually near the poles.…
‘Storm Chasers’ on Mars Searching for Dusty Secrets

July 20, 2018

Storm chasing takes luck and patience on Earth — and even more so on Mars. For scientists watching…
Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm

June 10, 2018

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report Science operations for NASA’s Opportunity rover have been temporarily suspended as it…
Dust storms linked to gas escape from Martian atmosphere

January 22, 2018

Some Mars experts are eager and optimistic for a dust storm this year to grow so grand it…
NASA’s MAVEN Mission Finds Mars Has a Twisted Tail

October 21, 2017

Mars has an invisible magnetic “tail” that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new…
Maven observes large solar storm that sparked global aurora on Mars

October 4, 2017

An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions in orbit and…
Solar Storm Triggers Whole-Planet Aurora at Mars

October 2, 2017

These images show the sudden appearance of bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm. The purple-white color…
Large Solar Storm Sparks Global Aurora and Doubles Radiation Levels on the Martian Surface

September 29, 2017

An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions in orbit and…
MAVEN’s top 10 discoveries about Mars at 1,000 days

June 19, 2017

On Saturday, June 17, NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars led by CU Boulder will hit a happy milestone: 1,000…
1,000 Days in Orbit: MAVEN’s Top 10 Discoveries at Mars

June 17, 2017

On June 17, NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) is celebrating 1,000 Earth days in orbit…
NASA’s MAVEN Reveals Mars Has Metal in its Atmosphere

April 11, 2017

Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results from NASA’s MAVEN…
NASA’s MAVEN Reveals Most of Mars’ Atmosphere Was Lost to Space

April 3, 2017

Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could…
NASA’s MAVEN Mission Observes Ups and Downs of Water Escape from Mars

October 21, 2016

After investigating the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet for a full Martian year, NASA’s MAVEN mission has…
MAVEN mission gives unprecedented view of Mars

October 19, 2016

New global images of Mars from NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission being led by CU…
NASA’s MAVEN Mission Gives Unprecedented Ultraviolet View of Mars

October 18, 2016

New global images of Mars from the MAVEN mission show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in…
MAVEN Spacecraft Celebrates One Mars Year of Science

October 4, 2016

Today, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission completed one Mars year of science observations. One Mars…
‘Electric Wind’ Can Strip Earth-like Planets of Oceans, Atmospheres

June 21, 2016

Venus has an “electric wind” strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which…
Close Comet Flyby Threw Mars’ Magnetic Field Into Chaos

March 10, 2016

Just weeks before the historic encounter of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with Mars in October 2014, NASA’s…
MAVEN Observes Mars Moon Phobos in the Mid- and Far-Ultraviolet

March 1, 2016

NASA scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Mars’ moon Phobos formed. In late November and…
Loss of Carbon in Martian Atmosphere Explained

November 25, 2015

Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere — one that is far too thin to…
UC Berkeley instruments shed light on Mars climate change mystery

November 6, 2015

Four science instruments designed and built at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) provided key data to help…
NASA Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere

November 6, 2015

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has identified the process that appears to have played a…
NASA’s MAVEN Celebrates One Year at Mars

September 23, 2015

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft has been in orbit around Mars for one Earth year.…
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