It has been almost a year since NASA’s Maven spacecraft was sent into space for a celestial rendezvous with Mars.
Sunday evening the craft entered the red planet’s orbit for an unprecedented study of its atmosphere.
The Maven spacecraft arrived at the red planet late Sunday night after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.
Ready, set, takeoff for Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover, the world’s biggest extraterrestrial explorer, rocketed toward Mars on Saturday. The mission? Search for evidence that the red planet might once have been home to itsy-bitsy life.