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It's got no color or smell to it, and is 70-90 percent methane, with ethane, propane, butane, and pentane making up the rest.
But temperatures on Titan plunge so low (-290°F) that water is hard as rock, so liquid ethane and methane flow into its seas instead.
The first of two pipelines, it is slated for completion by September, and will move natural gas liquids such as propane, ethane, and butane.
On Titan, that liquid would be methane and ethane, which rain from the sky there.
More investments, more drilling, more pipelines and the development of downstream processing of ethane and other natural gas byproducts should make 2017 a busy year for the state's oil and gas industry.
But in this case, the liquid is not water, but rather liquid methane and ethane.
Titan’s mini-Nile doesn’t flow with water, which freezes to be hard as stone on the moon, but rather liquid hydrocarbons such as methane and ethane, which are stable in the moon’s -290 degree Fahrenheit average temperatures.
DDT (short for dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane) was first synthesized by a German chemist in 1874, but its properties as an insecticide were not discovered until 1939.
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Origin and Etymology of ethane
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
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