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Abiogenic Methane

  1. May 18, 2006 #1
    Just wondering if anyone has an idea what the general consensus on abiogenic methane is at the moment. Just because they can produce it in the lab does that mean that it is definitely out there? Also how much of the methane in the Earth can now be attributed to this development process?


    (I also posted this in the Chemistry forum)
  2. jcsd
  3. May 20, 2006 #2
    Titan offers a good example of abiogenic methane production.

    Presumably, earth had a primary atmosphere similar to what is seen on Titan today. We might be able to assume that there are pockets of abiogenically produced methane remaining somewhere on our planet.
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