jul 202013
 
How Mars' Atmosphere Got So Thin

    New insights from Curiosity    A pair of new papers report measurements of the Martian atmosphere’s composition by NASA’s Curiosity rover, providing evidence about loss of much of Mars’ original atmosphere. One of Vikings global mosaics of Mars, re-sized & sharpened by Jason Harwell of the Viking mission team. Image Credit: NASA/JPL Curiosity’s Sample [continue reading]