Have you ever wondered how much other planets in our solar system are like Earth? Venus is especially much like Earth because they have similar characteristics such as chemical make-up, mass, distance from the sun, and size. Many Scientists have theorized that Venus and Earth started out the same and over time, have changed into [...]
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April 27th, 2008 · No Comments
November 14th, 2007 · No Comments
Last week, I attended a Planetary Atmospheres Workshop (PATM) in Greenbelt, MD. The conference was only two days long, but the rate of information exchange most definitely surpassed the rate at which I was able to absorb it! This was probably particularly true since I am a laboratory experimentalist, and the focus of the meeting [...]
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September 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments
Has methane been detected in the Martian atmosphere? Some sources say “Yes, we’ve detected it!” (ground-based Krasnopolsky, 2004 and the Mars Express Planetary Fourier Spectrometer – Formisano, 2004). While others say, “Uh, no you didn’t.” If methane is on Mars, then there’s a lot of explaining to do! Taking into account the only known sink [...]