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NASA: Solar winds stripping away Mars' atmosphere

Scientists said Thursday that solar winds, the million-mile-per-hour stream of charged particles blasted from the sun, are stripping away Mars' atmosphere -- turning it from a once possibly inhabitable planet to a barren wasteland. Vladamir Duthiers spoke with CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood about the development.
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