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Isro’s Mars Orbiter Mission study reveals Mars losing its atmosphere to outer space faster than earth

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According to a study of data and images sent by Isro’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and Nasa’s Mars orbiter Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven), the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere to outer space at a faster rate than earth. The size of a planet and the temperature of its upper atmosphere are the factors that are responsible for the rate at which the loss happens. MOM was launched by ISRO on November 5, 2013.