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Sniffing Martian methane & Monster stars - ABC Breakfast News TV

Alan Duffy

I dragged the tone down slightly by discussing ESA's hunt for life on Mars with ExoMars trying to sniff out signs of life in the Martian atmosphere by searching for methane as, on Earth at least, this gas can be produced by life (typically in the ‘farts’ of sheep and cows as methanogens form it in their guts) however it’s also formed by geological processes so it’s not clear cut, yet..!

I also chatted about amazing new Hubble images of 9 monstrously large stars and gave a plug for the planetarium show Capturing the Cosmos to be released tonight.

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