MAVEN Mission

pia18866-main-msl-ncam-relayed-by-mavenHi guys, I have learnt about another NASA mission on  Mars. It’s called MAVEN and is intended to investigate the martian atmosphere, but it also supports our Curiosity rover by relaying data from it. MAVEN is the third orbiter that NASA has currently around Mars, the other two are Mars Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

You can find more info in the following link: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/maven/newest-nasa-mars-orbiter-demonstrates-relay-prowess/

(Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech).

Additionally, I’ve found this is amazing view of Curiosity’s first iron meteorite discovery on Mars.

These iron meteorites, called Lebanon (larger rock) and Lebanon B (smaller rock in foreground): http://www.space.com/18027-mars-rover-curiosity-amazing-photos-red-planet.html

(Alberto, from Southampton)

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