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noun as in marsh gas

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Natural gas mostly produces methane, which is the second leading contributor to global warming.

Those precursors include nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds — both produced by traffic — as well as methane, produced by the oil and gas industry.

Creating jet fuel is particularly challenging because most routes for synthesizing hydrocarbons from CO2 tend to produce smaller molecules with only a few carbon atoms, like methane and methanol.

The technology is more typically used in military and industrial settings, such as detecting methane gas leaks in pipelines.

Other projects target methane, a particularly powerful greenhouse gas.

That can happen, according to the report, when (flammable) methane leaks out of fracking wells and into drinking water.

Methane could be produced by microbes on Mars, too, if they exist in enough numbers.

Methane is a familiar chemical, whether you know it by that name or not.

Perhaps the mysterious Martian methane, and its strange fluctuations, are part of that story.

And if the Martian methane is a real thing, it has some interesting implications.

All of them were fueled with liquid HNO3, which makes a pretty good fuel in an atmosphere that is predominantly methane.

The seas of Eisberg were liquid methane containing dissolved ammonia.

When the pumps in the air lock began pulling out the methane-laden atmosphere, they began to bulge slightly, but not excessively.

Methane is yielded by aluminium and beryllium carbides, and, mixed with hydrogen, by manganese carbide.

Those gases which contain less methane contain all the more hydrogen, viz.


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