Planets and Moons  ID: 11581

Goddard Goes to Mars

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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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/maven/main/index.html#.U6iLyaj2eVk


Credits

Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Chris Smith (HTSI): Animator
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Video Editor
David F. Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Project Support
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio