Gas on Mars

Today’s newspaper headlines claim there is life on Mars, but all NASA have detected is the occasional puff of methane, as announced in Science magazine.

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On Earth the gas is not so romantic, for methane is a major greenhouse gas.

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In the same issue of Science, NASA announce that they may also have seen waves on the sea of Saturn’s moon Titan. What’s more, the sea is not made of water, but methane – below right.

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(Gas-Mask Skull at; Drill Pipe by Greg Evans at

At least, NASA’s announcement has generated enough interest to justify further funding to find out more.