Scientists working for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have published findings that reveal evidence for the formation of a massive reservoir of abiotic methane. Unlike typical sources of methane produced by organic matter, this methane is formed purely from chemical reactions.
For some time now, researchers have tracked large quantities of this type of methane being emitted from deep-sea vents, but until now, its source had remained a complete mystery. With this discovery, it indicates that it could also be found on planets and moons that are no longer home to liquid water.
This latest research showed that …read more
Source:: Silicon Republic News