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Launchpad: Methane - An Indicator for Life?

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See how scientists are using spectroscopy to identify methane plumes on Mars. Learn about the biological and geological processes that form methane on Earth and the implications for astrobiologists who are looking for life beyond Earth. Since the production of this video, Curiosity is now exploring the surface of Mars.

Published on: April 09, 2013

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NASA; NASA eClips; NIA; Launchpad; secondary; video; education; engineering; technology; science; life; astrobiology; decay; methane; methanogens; extremolphiles; microbes; organics; spectroscopy; atmosphere; Mars Science Laboratory; Curiosity; prokaryotes
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