What Happened to the Martian Atmosphere?

Apr 13, 2017

On this episode of Our Island Universe: Uncovering the clues to the disappearance of the Martian atmosphere.

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope view of the planet Mars is the clearest picture ever taken from Earth, surpassed only by close-up shots sent back by visiting space probes. The picture was taken on February 25, 1995, when Mars was at a distance of approximately 65 million miles (103 million km) from Earth.
Credit NASA / Wikipedia Commons

Read more about the Martian Atmosphere.

Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium, Harrisonburg, VA.

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