News broke today of the discovery of an oil field that contains more oil than has ever yet been found on Earth.
The problem is that it’s not on Earth. But it’s sort in the neighborhood…
According the European Space Agency:
“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.’ “
Stupid law of gravity. Drat. If we could just repeal it for a few years, we’d have more than enough oil for the future.
Read the rest here.