1. On Nov. 5, at 4 a.m. ET, India launched a spacecraft bound for Mars.
7. The main objectives of the Mars mission are to determine how Martian weather systems work and to search for methane, an indicator of life processes on the planet.
The data collected by the orbiter will help to understand what conditions could make life possible on other planets.
8. The orbiter will have at least six months to investigate Mars’ landscape and atmosphere.
Mars’ surface captured by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.