March 03, 2006
Methane Madness

Spaceflightnow is carrying this update on recent findings regarding the Huygens Titan probe data. Scientists have now created a model that explains current observations and data by positing an ocean of liquid water mixed with ammonia that lies under perhaps ten or fifteen miles of methane-rich ice. Oh, and volcanoes that spew liquid methane. No, really!

Posted by scott at March 03, 2006 01:18 PM

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According to Amber, I spew methane from time to time. Typically, it's not a liquid, though...

Posted by: ronaprhys on March 3, 2006 03:51 PM

I would hope not Ron. That could burn through the furniture like lava.

Posted by: Joshua on March 3, 2006 04:58 PM

Wouldn't liquid methane actually freeze my cheeks together? I just looked it up and it freezes at ~-275 degrees F. Of course, this could change for the methane hydrate.

Of course, if you're making a comment about the general nastiness of my 'eruptions', that's completely different. That could very well burn through furniture...

Posted by: ronaprhys on March 3, 2006 05:44 PM
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