View Full Version : Methane on Mars?

Mar 29, 2004, 05:55 AM
Article - Methane Raises Mars Life Puzzle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3577551.stm)

"Scientists see two possibilities, both of them scientifically important, but one of them is sensational"

Methane = Life, or an active volcano... I haven't seen any lava yet, maybe this is a big discovery.

Don't panic
Mar 29, 2004, 09:39 AM
if confimed this is huge

one of the mission the beagle2 was looking for methane

Mar 29, 2004, 10:51 AM
It was a friday night, about midnight, I'd been throwing back lager since late afternoon and just polished off a Lamb Tikka Rogan Josh with Pilau rice.



Won't happen again.

Mar 29, 2004, 01:03 PM
If this this turns out be proven, it would be amazing to find actual life on Mars.

"On Earth, there are organisms called methanogens - microbes that produce methane from hydrogen and carbon dioxide. These organisms do not need oxygen to thrive, and they are thought to be the type of microbes that could possibly live on Mars."

Now we know what the next mission will want to investigate. :cool:

Mar 29, 2004, 01:13 PM
Hmm... methane on Mars...

I had always said that the Silent Ones are Deadly Ones. :D

Mar 29, 2004, 03:33 PM
that means there must be chile and beer on mars!! I'm in :D

Mar 29, 2004, 05:05 PM
The Martians are mutant cows and they want our women. :eek: