The topic of this paper is to investigate how and why Mars lost its water. It is important to study the loss of water on Mars because it can give us a better understanding of how Mars once looked, if life were possible, and how it could have changed so drastically to what it is now. The paper aims to address which factors led to Mars losing its water and how long ago this happened. Using our data, we will predict how quickly Mars’ core cooled, when its magnetic field weakened, and when the water was lost. We learned that solar energy attributed to the planet’s atmospheric loss after the magnetic field around Mars weakened.
Akhter, Sana and Beikircher, Andre, "How and Why Mars Lost its Water" (2021). 2021 Honors Council of the Illinois Region. 3.