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Mars: Water could disappear faster than expected

January 15, 2020 - General

Mars is losing water more quickly than theory and observations would suggest. The gradual disappearance of water (H2O) occurs in the upper atmosphere of Mars as sunlight and chemistry disassociate water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen atoms that the weak gravity cannot prevent from escaping into space.

When the sun lights up the large reservoirs of ice at the poles, water vapor is released into the atmosphere. These water…

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