Cool. Can’t wait to see the results.
(CNN) — MAVEN has arrived in Mars’s orbit after traveling 442 million miles in the course of 10 months to get there.
It won’t land on the red planet but instead study Mars’ atmosphere from above to answer questions about its climate change, NASA says.
NASA’s MAVEN craft will live up to its formal name — the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution craft — by helping scientists figure out how ancient Mars changed so dramatically into the planet we know today.
It is the first mission devoted to studying the upper Martian atmosphere as a key to understanding the history of Mars’ climate, water and habitability.