Could Methane on Mars be a Sign of Life?

The Cosmic Companion
Jun 24 · 3 min read
Curiosity at Gale Crater, a hotbed of geology on the Red Planet. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/HANDOUT/Getty
A selfie of the Curiosity rover on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Gale Crater, recorded by Curiosity in 2013. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The four methods by which chemists describe methane. In the larger pictoral model, carbon is shown in light grey, while hydrogen is pictured in white. Image credit: UCAR Center for Science Education staff member Randy Russell
A virtual tour of the Mars Curiosity mission, from 2011. Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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James Maynard is the author of two books, and thousands of articles about space and science. E-mail: thecosmiccompanion@gmail.com

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time