March 31, 2020

Water on Mars is receding much faster: Revealed from the data of ExoMars Mission

Water on Mars is receding much faster than earlier observations. A new study has revealed this information in which the data of the ExoMars mission has been used. Researchers at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France said that water from the upper atmosphere of the red planet, Mars, is slowly decreasing.

He said that sunlight and chemistry separate water molecules into molecules of hydrogen and oxygen, which the weak gravity of Mars cannot prevent from going into space. The study is published in a journal called Science. It has been told that at a height of about 80 km from the atmosphere of Mars, water vapour is accumulating in large quantities and in unexpected proportions. Studies show that drought conditions are also forming in large atmospheric pockets.

The water present in their atmosphere has evaporated, while theoretically their temperature should be reduced. Researchers said that the process of water vapour from some specific areas can be greatly accelerated. These results were achieved with the help of trace gas orbiter equipment of the ExoMars mission. The mission was funded by the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

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