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Nasa Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere

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Solar storm hitting Mars

Artists rendering of a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the planet's upper atmosphere.


NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (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.

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