We live on a tiny planet with a single moon, orbiting a yellow star with multiple less than friendly stones nearby, and even less welcoming gaseous balls a bit further, which was named after any mythical deities. Appreciating them and realizing how lucky we are to live in our system, we too, can explore other possible crazy scenarios about how different could be our Solar system.
Exploring the more remote regions of the cosmos, we desperately attempt to find other star systems that could accommodate an enjoyable life worlds. Appreciating them and realizing how lucky we are to live in our system, we too, can explore other possible crazy scenarios about how different could be our Solar system. Modern Directors note. What…
…if Mars lost its magnetic field
Once Mars was a promising atmosphere, when it was warm, wet and full of carbon dioxide. It disappeared,when the Red planet lost its magnetic field is about 3.6 billion years ago, allowing the Sun to carry out with impunity by the solar wind atmosphere. Space standards, and it happened rather quickly — a big part of the atmosphere disappear in a few hundred million years after shutdown of the magnetic field. Today, the Martian atmosphere is about 1% of the earth’s atmosphere at sea level, and solar winds continue to devour her at a speed of about 100 grams per second.
We know that once this planet had a magnetic field, because on its surface there are still magnetized rocks. Some believe that the magnetic field was lost due to heavy bombardment by asteroids that broke the flow of heat inside Mars that produce a magnetic field. If this happens, Mars has retained its primitive oceans and, perhaps, would be another source of life in our Solar system.