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Titan’s got the oil!

Titan Sea 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 dunes.The new findings from the study led by Ralph Lorenz, Cassini radar team member from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA, are reported in the 29 January 2008 issue of the Geophysical Research Letters.”Titan is just covered in carbon-bearing material—it’s a giant factory of organic chemicals,” said Lorenz. “This vast carbon inventory is an important window into the geology and climate history of Titan.”

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One Response to “Titan’s got the oil!”

  1. roger Says:

    It makes you wonder about the so-called fossil origin of oil and natural gas on this planet. NASA has also found vast clouds of hydrocarbon material drifting in space. Definitely no dinosaurs out there.

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