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CME Week: Coronal Mass Ejections at Mars   23 Sep 2014
Looking across the Mars landscape presents a bleak image: a barren, dry rocky view as far as the eye can see. But scientists think the vista might once have been quite different. It may have teemed with water and even been hospitable to microbial ... Read More
MAVEN
NASA's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit   21 Sep 2014
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 7:24 p.m. PDT (10:24 p.m. EDT) Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before. Read More
Earth's Moon
Colorful Lunar Eclipse   18 Sep 2014
On Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th, not long before sunrise, the bright full Moon over North America will turn a lovely shade of celestial red. It's a lunar eclipse-visible from all parts of the USA. Read More
MAVEN
NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion   17 Sep 2014
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
23 Sep 2014 Fall Equinox
23 Sep 2014 15th Anniversary, Mars Climate Orbiter: Last Contact
23 Sep 2014 45th Anniversary, Kosmos 300: Launch
24 Sep 2014 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): Mars Orbit Insertion
28 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, BRRISON: Launch
04 Oct 2014 55th Anniversary, Luna 3: Launch
06 Oct 2014 1st Anniversary, LADEE: Lunar Orbit Insertion
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