So Barney is not only gay, he's a space alien, too?!?!
Titan’s surface organics surpass oil reserves on Earth
13 February 2008
Saturn’s orange moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to new Cassini data. The
hydrocarbons rain from the sky, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and
Hydrocarbons. You know - organic material. On a moon that runs about -180 Celcius.
How did all those dinosaurs and plants get on a moon of Saturn? Evolution? Aztec rocket ships? Was there moonal warming?
From an earlier study:
"We have determined that Titan's methane is not of biological origin, so it must
be replenished by geologic processes on Titan, perhaps venting from a supply in
the interior that could have been trapped there as the moon formed," said Dr.
Hasso Niemann of Goddard, principal investigator for the GCMS and lead author of
a paper on this research to appear in Nature on Dec. 8.
So the magic dinosaur story is still true here though, right? RIGHT??
Does this at least leave the possibility of terrestrial abiotic petroleum production on the table?