How did Mars lose so much of its atmosphere? MAVEN has an answer

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 14:02 in Astronomy & Space

After circling the Red Planet for a whole Martian year, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has discovered the culprit behind much of Mars’ missing air: a young, rambunctious sun. The findings, published in the journal Science, point to solar wind and radiation as one of the main drivers behind atmospheric...

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