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Mars didn’t have a chance: new research shows that the red planet is too small to hold water

Many satellite and robotic expeditions to Mars have documented many river valleys, lake bottoms, and flood waterways on the Red Planet, revealing landscapes carved by the vigorous ancient water cycle. But today, Mars is as dry as bones, and if new research is correct, it could be due to the size of the planet itself.

“The fate of Mars was decided from the beginning,” said Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Wang said in a statement.. “There is probably a threshold for the size requirements of rocky planets to hold enough water to allow habitability and plate tectonics at masses above Mars.”

https://www.techradar.com/news/mars-never-had-a-chance-new-study-says-red-planet-just-too-small-to-hold-onto-water/ Mars didn’t have a chance: new research shows that the red planet is too small to hold water

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