Where did Mars' magnetic field go ?

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PostSun May 17, 2009 2:22 pm » by Abyssdnb

It is believed that the magnetic field of Mars that may have once made it possible for life to have survived there could have been lost due to a massive asteroid bombardment in the planet's distant past.

"If you've seen The Core then you know that the only thing between us and instant space-death is a magnetic field. You also know that's the only thing that's even heard of real science in the entire movie, but it's a pretty important one - and could explain why the otherwise eminently habitable Mars is such a barren wasteland."
Image "Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it."

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