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Solar Winds Stripping Martian Atmosphere

Solar winds are slowing stripping Mars of its atmosphere, according to NASA. Writing in the journal Science and Geophysical Research Letters, researchers say they used data from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission to conclude the Red Planet is slowly losing its atmosphere. “Mars appears to have had a thick atmosphere warm enough to support liquid water which is a key ingredient and medium for life as we currently know it,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and...

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