Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mars farts!

The unexpected outgassing of 21,000 tons of methane into the Martian atmosphere has given scientists new hope that there might be active microbial life on the Red Planet.

The methane dissipated fairly quickly [there is almost no methane regularly in the Martian atmosphere]. Almost all methane on Earth is the result of organic processes.

Which means that just below the surface there could be whole colonies of Martian bacteria eating beef and bean burritos from the local 7/11.

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