Another boost for th…
Another boost for the abiotic oil folks; NASA is set to confirm that the methane, a hydrocarbon, found on Saturn’s moon Titan is not of biological origin.

“We have determined that Titan’s methane is not of biologic origin,” reports Hasso Niemann of the Goddard Space Flight Center, a principal NASA investigator responsible for the Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer aboard the Cassini-Huygens probe that landed on Titan Jan. 14.

Niemann concludes the methane “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.”

The studies announced by NASA yesterday will be reported in the Dec. 8 issue of the scientific journal Nature.

Now, this may seem rather obvious that it didn’t come from dinosaurs (one proponent of abiotic oil said wryly that he was sure there hadn’t been any “big stagnant swamps on Titan”), but the idea that NASA is going public with this in a respected journal is a big deal.

The press release is here.

Still not even a cursory mention by the mainstream media as of today. WorldNetDaily seems to be the only news outlet paying any attention at all to this.

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