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A more plausible reservoir that might have stored up methane in the past would be the ice. Methane can be stored in water ice in the form of something called a clathrate. This is what happens to quite a lot of the methane produced by earthly bacteria -- there are methane-storing clathrates scattered all over the sea floors of the earth. These clathrates may be a potential source of trouble in a greenhouse world; they may also be a potential energy source. Martian ice might be a methane reservoir, storing it up under some circumstances, releasing it under others. So if methane production on Mars was spasmodic, methane stored in clathrates at the time when it's being made might be released from them more slowly later on.
That's probably enough speculaton for this first post. Except to note that even if the methane is coming from a gethermal source and not from bacteria, that itself would be big news. And it would have implications, too. If there's geothermal energy being pumped into a Martian crust which we now know to contain a lot of water ice, then that means there is almost certainly some liquid water down below. So even if the methane is not evidence of bacteria, it sort of has to be evidence of a wet and therefore habitable niche on Mars right now.
Originally posted by markjaxson
Good Find where did you find them image's?
Originally posted by Korwatt
The gov't will do anything to make the people believe anything they want us to believe. I really don't think the rovers made it to mars, most likely a coverup of some kind.