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Mars losing water faster than scientists realized

Mars is losing water faster than expected, scientists say. Sunlight during the red planet’s warm and stormy season is transforming molecules into hydrogen and oxygen, which then float off due to weak Martian gravity. Space scientists were left scratching their heads at the discovery, which was completely unprecedented. Although it had been predicted that the planet, which is once thought to have been home to an abundance of flowing water, was becoming dryer, the loss was predicted at a much slower rate. The discovery was made using the Trace Gas Orbiter probe that was sent to the red planet onboard the ExoMars mission and carried out by the European Space Agency. According to Mail Online, Franck Montmessin from the French team said ...