Jump to content

Mars' Atmosphere?

Recommended Posts

Why does Mars not have much of an atmosphere?


Is it because it is 1/3 the size of Earth and with 1/3 the gravity it can keep only heavier gases?


I noted that Earth's gravity is not strong enough to keep free hydrogen and helium from floating off into space, but how many gases would Mars lose with so much less gravity?


Just curious.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.