speaking of methane

by James Denison - 9/8/13 6:13 AM

In Reply to: Since methane by TONI H


astronomers studying both these worlds have detected a gas that is often associated with living things: methane. It exists in small but significant quantities on Mars, and Titan is literally awash with it. A biological source is at least as plausible as a geologic one, for Mars if not for Titan. Either explanation would be fascinating in its own way, revealing either that we are not alone in the universe or that both Mars and Titan harbor large underground bodies of water together with unexpected levels of geochemical activity. Understanding the origin and fate of methane on these bodies will provide crucial clues to the processes that shape the formation, evolution and habitability of terrestrial worlds in this solar system and possibly in others.

Methane (CH4) is abundant on the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

Just think, Mars was probably a warm tropical climate eons ago till Liberals took over and started complaining about global warming and farting cows.