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2009-09-16 05:36:53

A team of international scientists led by Mirjam Langhans, from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), will present first results of a global analysis of spatial patterns, occurrence and origin of river channels on Titan at the European Planetary Science Congress in Potsdam, Germany, on Wednesday September 16.

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2009-09-15 08:24:15

A team of University of Hawai'i at Mānoa researchers led by Ralf Kaiser, physical chemist at UH Mānoa, unraveled the chemical evolution of the orange-brownish colored atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, the only solar system body besides Venus and Earth with a solid surface and thick atmosphere.

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2009-08-06 13:25:00

"It is really surprising how closely Titan's surface resembles Earth's," says Rosaly Lopes, a planetary geologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, who is presenting the results on Friday, 7 August.

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2009-07-26 14:45:31

The oil and gas that fuels our homes and cars started out as living organisms that died, were compressed, and heated under heavy layers of sediments in the Earth's crust.

2009-04-02 08:24:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA scientist Michael Mumma and his team of researchers have discovered methane on Mars, indicating the planet is still alive -- either in a biologic or geologic sense.

2009-01-15 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of NASA and university scientists has achieved the first definitive detection of methane in the atmosphere of Mars.

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2009-01-14 15:16:37

New research is challenging the recent finding that plants could be a major source of the atmosphere's methane levels.

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2008-11-20 12:30:00

Chemists at the University of Liverpool have developed a way of converting methane gas into a powder form in order to make it more transportable.

2008-09-14 09:00:28

Text of report by Iranian state-run provincial TV from Khuzestan on 13 September Some 2,200,000 tonnes of various petrochemical products have been produced at the petrochemical complex in Imam Khomeyni Port since the beginning of this year [Iranian year started 20 March 2008].

2008-08-23 18:00:26

Tokyo, Aug. 23 (Jiji Press)--Japanese chemical makers are promoting the use of raw materials other than naphtha to combat soaring crude oil prices and ensure stable production. In departure from dependence on naphtha as a key raw material for chemical products, Sumitomo Chemical Co.


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Saturn's Moon Titan
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Titan -- Titan is the planet Saturn's largest moon. It is larger than either of the planets Mercury or Pluto and is the second-largest moon in the solar system after Ganymede (it was originally thought to be slightly larger than Ganymede, but recent observations have shown that its thick atmosphere caused overestimation of its diameter). Titan was discovered on March 25, 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens, making it one of the first non-terrestrial moons to be...

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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.