Hydrocarbons discovered in the Horsehead Nebula – in our galaxy

Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute report their stunning discovery which adds support to those proponents of an Abiotic origin for hydrocarbons.
The researchers were surprised by the unexpectedly high levels of hydrocarbons. “The nebula contains 200 times more hydrocarbons than the total amount of water on Earth!”, said IRAM-astronomer Viviana Guzman.
“We observe the operation of a natural refinery of petroleum of gigantic size”, concludes Jérôme Pety.
Another problem for the IPCC.

4 comments to Hydrocarbons discovered in the Horsehead Nebula – in our galaxy

  • Dr K.A. Rodgers

    Is this a case of rediscovering the wheel? I recall extra-terrestrial hydrocarbons being all the rage in the 1960s. The quanitity is presumably what is considered significant.

  • Lank

    Peak oil no more!!

  • Hector Pascal

    Abiotic hydrocarbons again. All of the oil that has ever been produced is of biotic origin. No-one (yet) has ever found anything other than trace amounts of abiotic hydrocarbons. Abiotic hydrocarbons are a cargo cult.

  • Saturn’s moon Titan is reported to have hydrocarbon lakes near its poles. Such was speculated for decades is is not falsified by Cassini’s fly-by.

    Even WOnkypedia reports that.