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MAVEN: Solar storms speed oxygen loss from Mars atmosphere

In September 2017, a series of moderate to extreme flares jetted outward from the Sun’s surface. Among them was a monster X8.2 class flare that occurred on 10 September and was one of the largest flares of the current, but … Continue reading

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MAVEN: Solar storms speed hydrogen loss from Mars atmosphere

Newly published MAVEN results indicate that atmospheric escape of hydrogen during a strong solar storm that impacted Mars in September 2017 was comparable to the seasonal escape of hydrogen over a full Martian year… [More at link]

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