A 3-D animation created by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio using data from the MAVEN mission to Mars is the corporate winner of the inaugural Data Stories video contest sponsored by Science magazine for videos that tell stories about data. The video explains how the solar wind is driving particles from the upper atmosphere of Mars into space, which may have caused the planet to dry out and cool over the eons.
Watch the video, "Martian Atmosphere Loss Explained by NASA," on YouTube.
Created from research conducted by the entire MAVEN team, the video also won the People’s Choice award voted on by social media followers. The MAVEN mission is led by CU-Boulder.