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We Are Not Special

Sexton Blake

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On Earth, 90 per cent of the methane produced is released by living organisms far beneath the soil.


Three large telescopes based in Hawaii revealed that the colours absorbed by gas in Mars' northern hemisphere during the planet's summer match those absorbed by methane on Earth.


'One of the plumes released about 19,000 metric tons of methane,' Professor Mumma said.


The methane levels peak during the warmer summer months, providing the strongest hint yet that alien microbes could be thriving deep below the red, dusty surface.






Not quite proof of life elsewhere but as close as can be.

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