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Ryan AndersonJanuary 20, 2009

Mars Methane Movie

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.

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Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson

Planetary Scientist for U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center
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