Atmospheric escape is eventually going to make the planet Earth like Mars -- a barren Red Planet, according to an astrophysicist at Harvard University. The scientist has reportedly said that 400 pounds of hydrogen and nearly 6.6 pounds of helium escape from Earth into space with every single moment that passes.
According to a report in the web site Ted, Astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi said that the atmospheric escape from the planet Earth will eventually cause a huge change in the composition of its atmosphere, finally leading to a state where life would not be able to exist anymore and Earth will eventually become a barren place. Tripathi also added that the atmosphere is a "tenuous veneer around our planet that allows life to flourish... And it is such an amazing phenomenon that the fact that it is disappearing should frighten you, at least a little bit."To read more, click here.