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Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites, hope to find alien life soon

An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life, though it could be in microform. The researchers examined samples from six meteorites of volcanic rock that originated on Mars and found that the meteorites contain gases in the same proportion and with the same isotopic composition as the ...

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NASA laser technology to measure methane

Scientists would soon be able to tell the exact measure of methane in the atmosphere with the help of a new, highly accurate instrument. Haris Riris, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is advancing a Methane Sounder. The scientific community would benefit enormously from such a capability, Riris said. "Understanding current global methane trends is ...

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Carbon Sheds New Light on Origin of Life

New findings may lead to key to the origin of life as it revealed long unknown details about carbon, deep beneath the Earth’s surface by suggesting ways that the carbon might have influenced the history of life on the planet. “It is a very exciting possibility that deep fluids beneath the Earth’s surface might transport building blocks for life into ...

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