Mars lost ocean of water to space

Mars lost ocean of water to space

About 4 billion years ago, a primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, say researchers, but Mars has lost 87 percent of it to space.

Martian Maritime

NASA scientists have determined that a primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean and that the Red Planet has lost 87 percent of that water to space. Image credit: NASA/GSFC

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