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NASA's Curiosity rover used an instrument called SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) to detect seasonal changes in atmospheric methane in Gale Crater. The methane signal has been observed for nearly three Martian years (nearly six Earth years), peaking each summer.

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22328

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  • Title: Mars' Mysterious Methane
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  • Date Created: 2018-06-07
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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