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While the field around Mars is invisible to the naked eye, it is said to have taken the form of a rotating tail one that had been formed over time because of the solar winds that have been stripping the planet of its atmosphere, allowing gases to escape into space.
Highly energetic solar events can significantly increase the radiation that penetrates through the atmosphere to the Mars surface.
MAVEN is the first spacecraft designed by NASA dedicated to understanding Mars' upper atmosphere.
The metal comes from a constant rain of tiny meteoroids onto the Red Planet. When a high-speed meteoroid hits the Martian atmosphere, it vaporises.
NASA's MAVEN mission has returned images showing the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behaviour.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission made a series of close approaches to Phobos, collecting data from within 500 kms of the moon.
India and the US, after sending their own respective spacecraft into Mars' orbit, have now agreed to cooperate on future explorations of the Red Planet.
A team of ISRO scientists presented the first pictures of Mars sent by Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
China congratulated India for its successful Mars mission or 'Mangalyaan' saying that it was a proud achievement for the country and Asia.
Whatever the scientific results its payloads get, Mangalyaan in entering the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt has proved much about Isro's ingenuity and capability
Launched in November last year, Mangalyaan aims to study Mars' surface and mineral composition, and scan its atmosphere for methane, a chemical strongly tied to life on Earth.
MAVEN will complement NASA's other Martian robotic explorers to answer some fundamental questions about Mars and life beyond the Earth.
US space agency NASA said Wednesday its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter orbit around the Red Planet this weekend.
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday, sending a Mars orbiter...