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here is methane on Mars, scientists have concluded from the latest data. And one group of researchers argue there may be a lot more methane being produced than previously thought.
Methane is of great interest because on Earth, almost all of it comes from living things - everything from rotting plants to bovine flatulence. But there are other possible sources of methane on Mars.
It is speculated that these ice deposits were preserved by volcanic ash on top of it.
. . . , Vittorio Formisano, chief scientist for Mars Express's Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS) which measures the composition of gases in the planet's atmosphere, commented: "Elysium Planitia is indeed the region where we have seen the maximum of methane coming out of the surface."