News tagged with methane

Mystery methane on Mars: The saga continues

Is the Red Planet giving off methane? The question has taunted scientists for nearly 50 years, ever since the Mariner 7 spacecraft detected a whiff of the gas near Mars' south pole. Researchers retracted the finding a month ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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3-D printed polymer turns methane to methanol

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have combined biology and 3-D printing to create the first reactor that can continuously produce methanol from methane at room temperature and pressure.

dateJun 15, 2016 in Polymers
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What flows on Pluto?

It's now been over a month since the New Horizons spacecraft flew by one of the last unknown outposts of our solar system and although we've only just seen a trickle of the data it collected, it has all been rather exciting. ...

dateAug 20, 2015 in Space Exploration
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