From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 16:04:04 +0100 Archived: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:47:22 -0400 Subject: Curiosity Rover Traces Loss Of Martian Air www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22063337 [Quotation Begins] Curiosity Rover Traces Loss Of Martian Air It has analysed the different types, or isotopes, of argon atoms in the planet's air. The study shows how a heavier version of the element has built up relative to a lighter one during Mars' history. It is confirmation that a substantial portion of the planet's original atmosphere has escaped into space. Scientists think that perhaps as much as 95% of the gaseous shroud Mars started out with billions of years ago has gone. [Quotation Ends] It doesn't seem to mention any date. I.e. at what period the thinning of Martian air began - but the finding seems to agree with Tom Van Flandern's view that something bad happened to Mars when it was a protected Moon, probably of one of the gas giants. Tom's opinion was based on the differing thicknesses of Mars' crust and differing topography - cratering versus seas - which all seem to say it was a Moon in earlier times. Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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