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Episode 199: Solar Wind Rips Up Mars Atmosphere

Play Jan 8•4:28

Mars has an extremely thin atmosphere compared to Earth's. But scientists think the red planet once had a thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide. Where did it go? Scientists now think it's possible that Mars' uneven magnetic field may have contributed to the stripping away of the atmosphere by the solar wind. Science Daily on the solar wind question. Science@NASA on the solar wind and magnetic ...

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