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The illustration depicts charged particles from a solar storm stripping away charged particles of Mars' atmosphere, one of the processes of Martian atmosphere loss studied by NASA's MAVEN mission, beginning in 2014. | NASA/GSFC
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New Data From Mars Further Dampens Prospects for Life Around Red Dwarf Stars

Habitability on planets orbiting a star that is cooler and dimmer than our sun appears to be much less likely than previously thought, according to a new analysis of data from a NASA orbiter on Mars.