This photo is amazing! I can’t believe I didn’t see it make the rounds last November.
Here we see the spacecraft MAVEN launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., at the tail end of 2013. NASA researchers hope to learn a bit more about Mars’ upper atmosphere, which disappeared millions of years ago. So far, everything is on track with MAVEN, which will begin orbiting the red planet in mid-September.
How far has the spacecraft traveled since this picture was taken? More than 137 million miles. Go, Maven!