An undated artist's rendering depicts a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the planet's upper atmosphere. Photo: Reuters

The great space heist: How the Sun stole Mars’ atmosphere and water

Latest Mars findings by robotic scouts such as Maven are a key part of Nasa’s push to send human explorers to the red planet in the 2030s.

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An undated artist's rendering depicts a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the planet's upper atmosphere. Photo: Reuters
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