Once home to vast oceans, Mars is losing its remaining water particles, according to scientists.

It’s been confirmed that the current water particles are mysteriously disappearing from the surface of Mars. This is opposed to our current understanding of Mars since the disappearance is happening faster than it was previously thought. Scientists who took part in the recent study point out that these findings of water disappearance are expected to transform our understanding of water distribution on Mars.

Normally, scientists had observed sunlight turning water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen atoms and weak gravity on Mars being unable to hold on to these atoms. Since the lack of atmosphere, they disappear off into space. This happens gradually.

Now, the speed of this process seems to have gotten faster. This means that the red planet might lose more water than previously estimated.

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