Curiosity finds that Mars’ methane changes with the seasons

The rover also discovered more signs of organic molecules

Curiosity rover

TURN, TURN, TURN  Curiosity took this selfie on Mars in February. The rover has found what appears to be a seasonal cycle of methane in the Martian atmosphere and more signs of organic molecules in the soil.

JPL-Caltech/NASA, MSSS

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Planetary Science

From the Nature Index

Paid Content