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Quick MAVEN Update

03 Feb
Artists concept of the MAVEN Spacecraft - Courtesy of Wikipedia

Artists concept of the MAVEN Spacecraft – Courtesy of Wikipedia

 

Just a quick note for all you space geeks out there.

MAVEN is 23,000,000 miles away and it takes light about 2 minutes to get there from here. 23 MM miles in a little over two months! Rock on MAVEN.

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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in MAVEN

 

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8 responses to “Quick MAVEN Update

  1. Pete Denton

    February 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, I find it amazing how far away something can be that launched a couple of months ago. The mind boggles!

     
    • Dennis Langley

      February 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      This speed makes a race car seem tame by comparison.

       
  2. Matthew Wright

    February 4, 2014 at 3:07 am

    It’s awesome to think that something we’ve built, here on Earth, can be made to travel in this way. Underscores what we can do – with, of course, a LOT of dedication and hard work.

    I’m crossing fingers about the ‘Siding Spring’ debris cloud this October – very much hoping it doesn’t disrupt MAVEN or any other of the probes orbiting Mars.

     
    • Dennis Langley

      February 4, 2014 at 8:22 am

      NASA has not ruled out that possibility at this point so let’s keep positive thoughts.

       
  3. 4amWriter

    February 4, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Go, MAVEN!

     
    • Dennis Langley

      February 4, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Eight months to go before she reaches martian orbit. Keep on truckin’. Oops, I just dated myself. 🙂

       
  4. Vanessa-Jane Chapman

    February 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I LOVE space stuff, it does blow my mind though! 2 minutes you say, I might pop and visit in my lunch break, or have I misunderstood? 😉

     
    • Dennis Langley

      February 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

      If MAVEN were to turn on a spotlight directed at your lunchroom, you would sit in the dark for 2 minutes before you would see the light. That’s a long way away.

       

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