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Astro-Image of the Day: Methane on Mars!

Okay, this is exciting as all get-out. A new study reveals methane in the atmosphere of Mars, suggesting that Mars is still alive, either biologically or geologically.


Click the image to see the story.

Click here to see an animation of one theory for the methane production.

Damn, Mars gets cooler all the time.

Chris

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silk_noir
Jan. 16th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
I love these posts.
mckitterick
Jan. 16th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you like 'em.
jjschwabach
Jan. 16th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
And to my inexpert eye, this picture does not show "questionable polar icecaps." Perhaps our problem is not so much where we've been landing as expectations. We've been so programmed, as a culture, to expect Martian life to be A: Complex, B: Intelligent (even if not civilized) and C: Vaguely Humanoid or at least, recognizable to us.
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