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Where Does Mars’ Methane Go? New Study Provides Possible Answer, with Implications in the Search for Life.

5 Jul 2019, 08:10 UTC
Where Does Mars’ Methane Go? New Study Provides Possible Answer, with Implications in the Search for Life. ESA/ATG

For centuries, scientists have speculated about the existence of life on Mars. But it was only within the past 15 years that the search for life (past and present) really began to heat up. It was at this time that methane, an organic molecule that is associated with many forms of life here on Earth (i.e. a “biosignature”) was detected in Mars’ atmosphere.

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