Mars Methane Movie
Posted by Ryan Anderson
20-01-2009 15:35 CST
This article originally appeared on Ryan Anderson's "The Martian Chronicles" blog and is reposted here with permission.
NASA has put together a nice movie of Dr. Mike Mumma summarizing his discovery of methane on Mars. He brings up the possibility that the methane detection might influence landing site selection for MSL. I suspect that the Nili Fossae site will get some more attention because it was identified as one of the methane-producing regions, but it was taken off the list of finalist sites mostly due to safety considerations, so I think it will be hard to get it back in the running.