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According to scientists, Mars is gradually evaporating...
If a huge number of water molecules fly into space, then this at least means that Mars is full of water. This is very good for future Martian missions. Water was found in the thin Martian atmosphere is not so much, but it is enough to fix this fact and perhaps one step further to understand the evolution of this planet.
If you look at a map of Mars, and it is already in the public domain, then it will be easy to find old waterways on the surface of the planet. Water was clearly on Mars and there was at least not so little of it. At this stage, the polar caps and circumpolar regions of Mars are associated with water. The water is not on the surface of the planet, but somewhere deep under a thick sedimentary layer of regolith.
Probably due to the fact that water is mostly preserved on Mars in the form of ice and in the polar latitudes, scientists can still observe it in small volumes in the form of individual molecules of hydrogen and oxygen flying away from the planet into the dark depths of space. All the rest of the water that once bubbled on the surface has all disappeared into space.
Scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences studied everything that leaves MARS and that can still be detected by instruments in the upper atmosphere and found water molecules far away in the upper atmosphere.
Such a not really interesting discovery would not have happened if it were not for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, and the instruments that are on board. While it is difficult to talk about Russia's share in the European Space Agency project called ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, but the fact that Europe shares some data from this probe is already not bad.
One of the instruments on board the probe allows you to observe even the presence of isotopes in the planet's atmosphere, the isotopes of water have already been found and there are not a few of them. Scientists are 100% sure that Mars has lost almost all of its water through evaporation and are now only studying what has been happening and is happening over the past millions of years on this amazing, perhaps once very green planet.
Perhaps in the near future, more recent data will appear on this topic, since a Chinese probe will soon land on MARS and an Arab satellite will be included in the work in orbit. It will not take much time and humanity will get many more new answers on Mars, but during this time there will be no fewer questions to the Red Planet, their number will increase significantly.
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