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heckthepolice2 wrote

It recently occurred to me that Titan, the moon of Saturn, has literal oceans made of methane and ethane, the same stuff that's in natural gas, and that if we ever had the infrastructure to make it profitable the rich would absolutely start exploiting that as a fuel source to replace the oil once it runs out

Suffice it to say, I'm a bit skeptical of the idea that space exploration/colonization would be a good thing


86944 wrote

If we get to the point of being able to mine titan, the methane is more likely to be used as rocket propellant. I doubt it'd be economical to ship back home.