MAVEN National Air and Space Museum Presentation

  • Released Friday, November 8th, 2013
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:51PM

Ancient riverbeds, crater lakes and flood channels all attest to Mars's warm, watery past. So how did the Red Planet evolve from a once hospitable world into the cold, dry desert that we see today? One possibility is that Mars lost its early atmosphere, allowing its water to escape into space, and NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft will investigate just that. On September 25, 2013, MAVEN Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky delivered a presentation at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, discussing NASA's next mission to Mars. An edited version appears below.



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  • MAVEN NASM 2013 (ID: 2013090)
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Dan Jacob