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  Information - PS7.2 Atmospheric and water loss from early Mars and its implication for the origin of life

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The session focuses on the atmospheric and envionmental conditions on early Mars at the time where life may have appeared. Questions related to the delivery of water and the escape of the Martian atmosphere and its water inventory will be discussed. The session also adresses questions related to the young Sun and its influence on the early Martian atmosphere and escape processes, as well as climate change and the role of atmospheric protection by the Martian magnetic field during the first Ga after the planets origin. Ideas for future Mars missions which may help to understand these fundamental questions will also be discussed.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Westall, F.: Environmental conditions on early Mars and the possibility of
Martian life
Graps, A. L, Lunine, J.I., Chambers, J., Morbidelli, A., Leshin, L.A., O'Brien,
D.P.: The origin of water on Mars
Manning, C. V., McKay, C., Zahnle, K.: Numerical modelling of the evolution of
Mars' climate; a tool for the accounting of volatile inventories
Ribas, I.: The strong high-energy and particle emissions of the young Sun:
impact on the Martian atmosphere and water inventory
Kulikov: Solar EUV radiation effects on the early Martian upper atmosphere


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