Researchers have claimed that Mars, the red planet is losing water more quickly than what theory as well as past observations would suggest. As per scientists, who took part in this recent study, the process of water disappearance on the Red Planet is happening faster than previously thought and this finding is expected to reshape human understanding about the water distribution on Mars. The big dust tornadoes act as a kind of space elevator, transporting the H2O far enough up that sunlight breaks up the molecules into their constituent parts, forming a vast cloud of hydrogen in the process.
He said: "Measurements showed that large atmospheric pockets are even in a state of supersaturation, with the atmosphere containing 10 to 100 times more water vapour than its temperature should theoretically allow". These atoms, not bound by the relatively low gravity of Mars, are then free to escape into space. Although various formations on Mars showed that the planet once had more water, the planet gradually began to turn into a dry place. The researchers found that occasional changes were the key variables driving how water vapor was circulated in the Martian air.More news: DeRozan scores 30, Walker tossed; Spurs beat Celtics
The 2020 mission of the ExoMars programme will deliver a European rover and a Russian surface platform to the surface of Mars. With the observed supersaturation rates, the limit of water to escape would significantly increase during specific seasons.
But when sunlight hits the surface waters on Mars, without having to punch through a thick atmosphere, it helps release water vapour into the air.More news: Now, World Bank lowers India’s FY20 growth estimate to 5%
Dr Montmessin said: "Mars once harboured an active hydrological cycle, as demonstrated by geological features on its surface, but it no longer holds the quantity of water required to produce such geological imprints". Nowadays, Mars is largely dry and the water on the planet has become largely frozen glacial layers.More news: 'Lizzie McGuire' reboot on hold as Disney+ changes "creative direction"