The Martian Seasonal Methane Mystery

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Mar 31, 2014
Consider that there are organisms on earth that never see the sun and eat rock and others that produce anti-freeze to melt ice and make little pockets the size of a few microns of liquid water and live in tiny worlds inside large pieces of ice 2 miles deep down in the ground.

Methane typically indicates life, as it is waste product of metabolism through the carbon cycle.
So why is there more methane produced during the Martian summer as shown on map?

Astrobiologist Richard Hoover believes that meteorites some which are older than the earth may also harbor fossilized life that gets slower transfered around the solar system through collisions.
Perhaps Mars was seeded from Earth in the first place, after all it had water for a long time and had a warmer core temperature keeping the water liquid on the surface and creating river valleys.
Does any life still exist deep down near warmer areas heated by pockets of Uranium isotope decay for example?

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