Conceptual animation depicting how biological organisms (shown as oval-shaped translucent structures) living beneath the surface of Mars may have produced …
If the streaks change in a way that might indicate that they’re moving, the rover could corroborate evidence of modern-day water on Mars. But so far, the streaks have …
As the rover drove along, SAM periodically sniffed the air, searching for methane. Sunlight destroys methane in Mars’s atmosphere in about 300 years, so if …
Another significant result from Curiosity is a 10-fold spike in methane in the air around the rover, first detected in 2014. It immediately drew interest because the …
“It suggests that the water was there even longer than the timescale of the lakes.” Another thing scientists want to discover is where does the methane on Mars
There has also been a recommendation to include methane in the definition, which may support biological life, but that has not yet been included. Here’s the kicker, though. We haven’t found a single Special Region on Mars yet. Zip. …
The NASA rover has also found methane and organic chemicals on the planet ― which could indicate that there was once life on Mars. One such rover is …
Methane on Mars is a topic of special interest because of its potential association with microbial life. The variable detections of methane by the Curiosity rover, orbiters, and terrestrial telescopes, coupled with methane's short …
[Inside Curiosity's Mars Methane Discovery (Infographic)] Although methane had been discovered before from space, Curiosity made the first in-situ discovery of rapid changes in methane concentration from the surface of Mars. See how …
If you dropped a molecule of methane into the atmosphere of Mars, it would survive about 300 years—that’s how long, on average, it would take for solar ultraviolet radiation and other Martian gases to destroy the molecule. By rights, the …