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Media spin.. blech

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Kodo, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Kodo


    anyone read the headlines today about titan

    "Seas of natural gas cover ‘flammable’ Titan"

    Ok, no oxygen=not flammable. Did they skip physics in highschool?
  2. Adrynalyne

    Adrynalyne Guest

    They are news reporters.

    In other words, yes.
  3. goldfish

    goldfish Lt. Sushi.DC

    When they heard "butane" and "propane" the thought "AH, its that stuff we put in lighters, to burn!!".... and neglected to remember what exactly burning is, which is combining with oxygen :rolleyes:

    If Titan was on Earth, it would be flamable!!

  4. goldfish

    goldfish Lt. Sushi.DC

    Wow, the ESA actually made a press release, and within a month of the event! Remarkable! :p
  5. MrPewty

    MrPewty MajorGeek

    Toby has to make up his mind... :)

    "We've got a flammable world," said Toby Owen, an atmospheric scientist, at a news conference from European Space Agency offices in Paris monitored on NASA TV.

    "There's no source of oxygen available, which is a good thing or Titan would have exploded a long time ago," Owen said.

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