[ExI] Alien Planet's Missing Methane Stumps Scientists

Stirling Westrup swestrup at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 19:22:24 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com> wrote:
> http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/alien-planet-missing-methane-100915.html
> Okay. Totally off the wall speculation: ET harvested the methane and that's why
> it's missing. :)
> Of course, my guess is the cause is that the model used to predict abundance is
> wrong. Or there's some observational error.
I vote for alien chemistry. What we don't know about chemistry under
non-terrestrial conditions is huge.

Stirling Westrup
Programmer, Entrepreneur.

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