Goddard Goes to Mars

  • Released Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:50PM

The Martian climate remains one of the solar system's biggest mysteries: although cold and dry today, myriad surface features on Mars carved by flowing water attest to a much warmer, wetter past. What caused this dramatic transition? Scientists think that climate change on Mars may be due to solar wind erosion of the early atmosphere, and NASA's MAVEN mission will test this hypothesis. Project Manager David F. Mitchell discusses MAVEN and the Goddard Space Flight Center's role in sending it to the Red Planet.

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  • MAVEN Overview 2013 (ID: 2013054)
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Dan Jacob