Monday, 22 September 2014

Nasa robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars

Nasa robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars

 A Nasa
robotic spacecraft has ended a 10-month journey to put itself into
orbit around Mars and begin a hunt for the planet’s lost water.
After traveling 71 million km, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile
Evolution, or Maven, spacecraft fired its six rocket thrusters, trimming
its speed from 20,600 km/h to 16,093 km/h.

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