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MAVEN Magnetometer

When you navigate with a compass you can orient yourself thanks to Earth's global magnetic field. But on Mars, if you were to walk around with a compass it would haphazardly point from one anomaly to another, because the Red Planet does not possess a global magnetosphere. Scientists think that this lack of a protective magnetic field may have allowed the solar wind to strip away the Martian atmosphere over billions of years, and now NASA's MAVEN spacecraft will study this process in detail with its pair of ring core fluxgate magnetometers.
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MAVEN's dual magnetometers will allow scientists to study the interaction between the solar wind and the Martian atmosphere, giving us a better understanding of how Mars has evolved from a warm, wet climate to the cold, arid one we see today. Watch this video on the NASAexplorer YouTube channel .    MAVEN's dual magnetometers will allow scientists to study the interaction between the solar wind and the Martian atmosphere, giving us a better understanding of how Mars has evolved from a warm, wet climate to the cold, arid one we see today.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11224
Animation Number:11224
Completed:2013-03-14
Animators:Chris Smith (HTSI) (Lead)
 Walt Feimer (HTSI)
 Michael Lentz (USRA)
Video Editors:Michael Randazzo (AIMM)
 Dan Gallagher (USRA)
Interviewees:Jared Espley (NASA/GSFC)
 John Connerney (NASA/GSFC)
Producer:Dan Gallagher (USRA)
Project Support:Aaron E Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Videographer:Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
Series:Narrated Movies
 MAVEN
 MAVEN Instrument Profiles
Goddard TV Tape:G2012-127 -- MAVEN Magnetometer
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Magnetic Fields
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Magnetometer
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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