January 20, 2005
This 'spectrum' was recorded in the areas where the methane concentration is higher. The black line shows the measured spectrum, compared to the computed methane spectrum (red line) and indicating 35 parts per billion of methane in the atmosphere. In other areas, the measured average of methane at Mars is only 10 parts per billion.
Topics: Fuels, Climatology, energy, Environment, Methane clathrate, Atmospheric methane, Anaerobic digestion, Methane, Ethane, Mars, Climate change, Global warming