Hydrogen loss on Mars is seasonal

Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar to the right. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.

The Mars orbiter MAVEN has found that the loss rate of hydrogen in Mars’ upper atmosphere increased tenfold when the planet was closest to the Sun.

The loss of hydrogen is directly linked to Mars’ slow loss of water over the eons.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *