MAVEN Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere

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The MAVEN mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today.

MAVEN » MAVEN Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere

 

An artist’s rendition depicts a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the upper atmosphere. (Courtesy NASA GSFC)

Source: lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/2015/11/05/maven-reveals-speed-of-solar-wind-stripping-martian-atmosphere/

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