NASA is currently undergoing an interesting mission to explore Mars.  While past missions focused on the surface of Mars, the MAVEN will focus on the atmosphere.  There are many theories about Mars as to what it used to look like, including where water may have flowed and what the air was like.  The MAVEN spacecraft will use a host of specialized instruments to gather data about the atmosphere.  Check out this great video that shows what the MAVEN will be doing:


Did you see the shots of that amazing NASA cleanroom?  We’ll keep you posted as we get more information about this mission.