December 20, 2013

Drowning in Oil?

There is plenty of oil, a whole heap of it, more than all of Earth's proven reserves.

The lakes and seas on Saturn's largest moon Titan hold massive amounts of liquid hydrocarbons 40 times more than are found in Earth's proven oil reserves, new observations by NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggest.

Titan, which is about 1.5 times bigger than Earth's moon, harbors about 2,000 cubic miles (9,000 cubic kilometers) of liquid methane and ethane on its frigid surface, researchers announced last week. The hydrocarbons are almost all contained in an area near Titan's north pole that's just 660,000 square miles (1.62 million kilometers) in size, a region slightly larger than Alaska.

Its a bit hard to get to, but think of all that dirty dirty money.

By Howie at 10:15 AM | Comments |