NASA Joins Scientists Probing Four Corners Mystery

April 13, 2015 3:40 AM

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Scientists working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane looming over the southwestern United States have been joined by NASA in an attempt to unravel the mystery of the Four Corners region— where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah collide.

Just last year, a study conducted by the University of Michigan and NASA, which was based on images captured between 2003 and 2009 by a European satellite, found the concentration of methane to be the largest concentration of greenhouse gas in the country.

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