We Made it to Mars Again! NASA’s MAVEN Satellite Settles In

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Just as hundreds of thousands of people protested political inaction on climate change on Earth, a satellite swung into orbit that should help explain why climate change happened — on Mars

NASA’s MAVEN satellite, en route to Mars for the last 10 months, finally arrived in orbit around the Red Planet around 10:40pm ET Sunday night. This followed a tense 33-minute thruster burn as the satellite aimed to slow its speed down enough for Martian gravity to take over. The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory was understandably thrilled

Looks like the engines have completed the burn and @MAVEN2Mars is in orbit! Navigation reports nominal cutoff and MAVEN in orbit!!!!

— Bobak Ferdowsi (@tweetsoutloud) September 22, 2014 Read more…

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Chris Taylor

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