MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Scientist at NASA breathed a sigh of relief after avoiding a major disaster.
NASA’s “Maven” spacecraft is orbiting Mars to study its upper atmosphere.
Teams recently discovered it was on track to slam into one of Mars’ moons – Phobos. That’s when scientists gave the “Maven” a motor rocket burn to speed it up just a touch – less than one mile an hour.
That was enough to steer the spacecraft away from the moon, avoiding the possible collision.