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Saturn’s moon found to have more oil than earth, time to bring in the Space Force

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Saturn’s moon Titan has more oil than all of Earth combined, and President Trump signed a law to make a Space Force as a new branch of the military.


From Science magazine:


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Saturn’s smoggy moon Titan has hundreds of times more natural gas and other liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, scientists said today.

The hydrocarbons rain from the sky on the miserable moon, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and dunes. This much was known. But now the stuff has been quantified using observations from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

“Titan is just covered in carbon-bearing material — it’s a giant factory of organic chemicals,” said Ralph Lorenz, a Cassini radar team member from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. “This vast carbon inventory is an important window into the geology and climate history of Titan.”



All kidding aside, conquering Titan is a good use of the Space Force, which Trump’s critics have called a waste of money. Well, looks like they’ll pay for themselves.

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