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Methane Gas in the Martian Atmosphere

by on Jan.20, 2009, under Around the Solar System

Methane on Mars

In a paper published in Science last week, a team led by Michael J. Mumma of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, confirmed the presence of methane gas in the Martian atmosphere. The gas was first detected using Earth based telescopes in 2003. However, spacecraft based instruments did not completely support these observations. It has […]

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