Insights from NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission about the loss of the Red Planet’s atmosphere can help scientists understand the habitability of rocky planets orbiting other stars.
Despite the absence of a global Earth-like magnetic dipole, the Martian atmosphere is well protected from the effects of the solar wind on ion escape from the planet. New research shows this using measurements from the Swedish particle instrument ASPERA-3 on the Mars Express spacecraft.
Researchers provides better explanations of the turbulent behavior of plasmas in space.
Source:: Turbulence in astrophysical plasmas