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CH4 on Mars? Sources? Sinks?

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 [...]

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Tags: Mars · planetary atmospheres