Archive for March 10th, 2017

How Mars Lost its Atmosphere


(Starts With A Bang!) – Ethan Siegel:

In November of 2015, the MAVEN mission announced its first science results, and what we found was a tremendous confirmation of what we expected, along with some incredibly precise details:

  • Water was abundant and active on Mars for the first few hundred million years of the solar system, with oceans, rivers, rains and more.
  • However, at some point less than a billion years after Mars formed, its global magnetic field ceased to be, removing the planet’s main source of protection from the solar wind.

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Solar Wind at Mars and Earth


Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 1)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Romeo decides to engage in some casual late-night breaking and entering. …

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