Skip to comments.Scientists Find Mega-Oil Field ... 1,300 Light Years Away
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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Wow, that’s a lot of decayed dinosaurs.
Yep, glad I didn't have to go back and clarify that post lest it be misconstrued.
I’m sure any aliens who dare to drill for oil will be fined for polluting the universe.
When (If) we harness the technology to get there, running out of oil will be the least of our concerns.
“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 :-).
That would be a hell of a pipeline project that would create lots of jobs.
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?
That's a helluva lot of extraterrestrial dinosaurs. /s
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.
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.
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?
Well obviously they mustta had dinosaurs up there!
Dang you beat me and thought this out A LOT better than me!
44 years, according to the Star Trek Writer’s guide, courtesy of Wikipedia.
Why did I feel compelled to look that up?
So thats where Ellen Ripley and the Weyland- Yutani Corporation have been getting their hydrocarbons.
kinda far away for “fossil fuel”, isn’t it?
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