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Scientists Find Mega-Oil Field ... 1,300 Light Years Away
Oil price. ^ | 06 December 2012 | James Burgess

Posted on 12/13/2012 3:48:44 PM PST by george76

Have our wishes been answered? Scientists have found an oil field which contains 200 times more hydrocarbons than there is water on the whole of the Earth.

Time to wave peak oil goodbye forever … but before you do I should probably inform you of the tiny hiccup in any plan to develop this oil field.

It is around 1,300 light years away.

The scientists work at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and using the 30m-telescope of the Institute for Radio Astronomy they discovered a vast cloud of hydrocarbons within the Horse Head Nebula galaxy in the Orion constellation.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; energy; galaxy; gas; globalwarming; hydrocarbons; nebula; oil; thomasgold; xplanets
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1 posted on 12/13/2012 3:48:48 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

No wonder Obama wants NASA out of business.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 3:51:22 PM PST by annieokie
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To: george76

I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s already being mined.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 3:52:05 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: annieokie
No wonder Obama wants NASA out of business.

LOL!!

And Conservatives say "fire up the flux capacitor!"

4 posted on 12/13/2012 3:53:21 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: george76
Celestial dinosaurs?

The science has been done.

5 posted on 12/13/2012 3:53:44 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: george76

Dead space dinosaurs.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 3:54:13 PM PST by DManA
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To: george76

And the Obama EPA rushed to finalize anti-outer-space drilling regulations as soon as this was announced.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 3:56:03 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: george76

Cloud of hydrocarbons...a disintegrated planet? The oceans and life now floating in space?


8 posted on 12/13/2012 3:56:13 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: george76
...within the Horse Head Nebula galaxy...

So, is it a nebula or a galaxy?

-PJ

9 posted on 12/13/2012 3:57:57 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: DManA

10 posted on 12/13/2012 3:58:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I got a Texas buddy who will pay 1/8 royalty and 6% severance tax to get a lease on this thing. It may take a while to work out but I think he can do it. I'm in for a 3% override on the remaining 87.5% working interest.
Which direction is this field from Texas?
TWB
11 posted on 12/13/2012 3:58:50 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: george76

How long would it take it to get there at warp 9?


12 posted on 12/13/2012 3:58:50 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: george76
There is no "Horse Head Nebula" galaxy ... typical "science" journalism.
13 posted on 12/13/2012 4:01:57 PM PST by mikrofon (NO WARP FOR OIL!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
And Conservatives say "fire up the flux capacitor!"

LOL right back at ya. lol

That OIL could just as well be in the GRAND CANYON, we ain't gettin it.

14 posted on 12/13/2012 4:03:39 PM PST by annieokie
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To: george76

The only limits of hydrocarbons here on earth are technology and money.Maybe half we will never harvest.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 4:06:05 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: george76

Eddore???


16 posted on 12/13/2012 4:07:34 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: george76

Paging Algore

This is what is causing Global Warming, TAX THEM

TT

Carbon Credits for all Earthlings!


17 posted on 12/13/2012 4:09:50 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: george76

Acrew that, oil is the past, what you want is He3.

Helium 3.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 4:10:34 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: george76

I’ll wait.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 4:13:42 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: george76

I am a bit skeptical of this report...


20 posted on 12/13/2012 4:19:09 PM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: george76

Wow, that’s a lot of decayed dinosaurs.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 4:21:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: annieokie
That OIL could just as well be in the GRAND CANYON, we ain't gettin it.

Yep, glad I didn't have to go back and clarify that post lest it be misconstrued.

22 posted on 12/13/2012 4:26:02 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: george76

I’m sure any aliens who dare to drill for oil will be fined for polluting the universe.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 4:29:59 PM PST by teacherwoes ("I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.")
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To: george76

When (If) we harness the technology to get there, running out of oil will be the least of our concerns.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 4:33:06 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Political Junkie Too
So, is it a nebula or a galaxy?

It's a nebulaxy.
25 posted on 12/13/2012 4:39:50 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: rbg81

“When (If) we harness the technology to get there, running out of oil will be the least of our concerns.”

Very true. However, it would horrify liberals. That makes it worthwhile :-).


26 posted on 12/13/2012 4:41:35 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: george76

That would be a hell of a pipeline project that would create lots of jobs.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 4:45:41 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: george76

if oil is produced by plant and animal life... what does this mean?

or does this mean plant and animal life isnt required for the process?


28 posted on 12/13/2012 4:53:16 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: george76
"...200 times more hydrocarbons than there is water on the whole of the Earth."

That's a helluva lot of extraterrestrial dinosaurs. /s

29 posted on 12/13/2012 4:53:58 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sten
if oil is produced by plant and animal life... what does this mean? or does this mean plant and animal life isnt required for the process?


30 posted on 12/13/2012 4:57:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sten
if oil is produced by plant and animal life... what does this mean?
or does this mean plant and animal life isnt required for the process?

It means dinosaurs invented warp travel before us, but their smog doomed them.

I have always suspected that the planet regenerates it's own oil fields. They appear to replenish themselves.

31 posted on 12/13/2012 4:57:49 PM PST by roadcat
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To: edh

What really horrifies Liberals about space travel is that it opens up a whole new frontier. One that is infinite and will likely never be conquered. When new planets are being colonized, there won’t be a lot of room for Liberal fantasies, silly laws, or PC. And I’ll bet the colonists won’t like paying taxes either.


32 posted on 12/13/2012 5:08:58 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Windflier
That's a helluva lot of extraterrestrial dinosaurs. /s

And, actually, that's a helluva cogent point.

In this case, we have to assume, don't we, that the hydrocarbons appeared as a natural product -- without benefit of giant reptiles or pre-historic ferns?

33 posted on 12/13/2012 5:25:14 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: TWhiteBear
Which direction is this field from Texas?

Up.

34 posted on 12/13/2012 5:29:26 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: george76

Well obviously they mustta had dinosaurs up there!


35 posted on 12/13/2012 5:41:07 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: roadcat

Dang you beat me and thought this out A LOT better than me!


36 posted on 12/13/2012 5:45:09 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: HenpeckedCon

44 years, according to the Star Trek Writer’s guide, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Why did I feel compelled to look that up?


37 posted on 12/13/2012 5:48:33 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: george76

So thats where Ellen Ripley and the Weyland- Yutani Corporation have been getting their hydrocarbons.


38 posted on 12/13/2012 5:59:33 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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39 posted on 12/13/2012 6:05:44 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: george76

kinda far away for “fossil fuel”, isn’t it?


40 posted on 12/13/2012 6:22:27 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: sten

it means oil is abiotic

Nikolai Alexandrovitch Kudryavtsev may be right


41 posted on 12/13/2012 6:24:42 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: george76

If true, this shows how wrong the term “fossil fuels” in describing all our carbon fuels.

I am convinced that our “fossil” fuels are being generated by our huge furnace that starts a few miles below the surface of the earth. It is just too much of it to have been all produced by plants and animals.


42 posted on 12/13/2012 6:27:00 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: george76

The question becomes “When do we reach “minimum oxygen”?”


43 posted on 12/13/2012 6:46:47 PM PST by stboz
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To: okie01
In this case, we have to assume, don't we, that the hydrocarbons appeared as a natural product -- without benefit of giant reptiles or pre-historic ferns?

I think it's becoming more and more clear that that is the case.

44 posted on 12/13/2012 6:48:08 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: george76; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
EARTH FIRST!

(We'll drill the other planets later.)

PING!

45 posted on 12/13/2012 7:11:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: george76; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
EARTH FIRST!

(We'll drill the other planets later.)

PING!

46 posted on 12/13/2012 7:12:49 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: silverleaf

that would be the obvious conclusion

and would also put to rest the theory that rotting plants and animals created oil (why so much in the middle east... while not as much in south america? that one never made sense)

next issue would be... is it generated through intense pressure and various minerals, or is there a finite amount the earth started with.

i’d imagine being generated by some process... which leads to the trillion dollar question...

can oil be created and if so... how


47 posted on 12/13/2012 8:49:23 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Give it to the sand-nazis for free, but on the condition they ALL MOVE THERE TOMORROW.


48 posted on 12/13/2012 8:56:20 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: absalom01
Thank you FRiend. I knew someone here would have an answer. Live long and prosper!
49 posted on 12/14/2012 2:26:06 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks george76.
 
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50 posted on 12/27/2012 8:24:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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