NASA is indicating something very unexpected is going on the surface of Mars:
“New research reveals there is hope for Mars yet. The first definitive detection of methane in the atmosphere of Mars indicates the planet is still alive, in either a biologic or geologic sense, according to a team of NASA and university scientists”
Read the full article here.
Most planetologists thought that Mars had an inactive solid core – like the Moon or Mercury. (Earth, Venus and all the Gas Giants are still active and molten.) This research would indicate that not to be the case.
This might represent the presence of some sort of subsurface microbial life on Mars that is “pooping” out Methane as part of it’s life-process. Which would mean, as some are suggesting, that we’ve finally discovered life on other planets.
The former would be interesting. The latter would phenomenal.