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NASA Launches Spacecraft to Study Mars Atmosphere

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November 18, 2013
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NASA on Monday launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet's atmosphere for clues as to why Earth's neighbor lost its warmth and water over time.


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RAW VIDEO: NASA Launches Robotic Orbiter to Mars

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Spirit and Opportunity: Roving Mars' Landscape

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