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Methane Fluctuations On Mars – How Big Are The Implications?

The NASA Curiosity Rover team calls the findings “incredibly exciting”. Yesterday, they reported finding organic compounds in Martian soil, as well dramatic fluctuations in atmospheric methane – “the first in-situ detection of methane on Mars”. Given that methane breaks down quickly in the Martian atmosphere, these fluctuations suggest that a dynamic methanogenic system of some […]

Follow Curiosity En Route To Mars

A map, using the Solar System Simulator v4.0, showing where the spaceship carrying Curiosity is today, in relation to Earth, Mars, the Sun and the rest of the planets in the Solar System. […]

Mars Methane Burping

Whatever the source, the methane on Mars could serve as a source of energy for future exploration and eventual colonization of the red planet. […]