Solar wind is eroding the Mars atmosphere at about 100 grams per second. Adam Crowl has calculated it would take 7.2 billion years to remove the thin Martian atmosphere at that rate.
Artist’s rendering of a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the planet’s upper atmosphere. Credits: NASA/GSFC
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