liquid methane

liquid methane

[′lik·wəd ′meth‚ān]
(cryogenics)
Methane that has been cooled to at least -161°C; used for cryogenic applications and for tankship transport of methane.
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The surface of Titan hosts Earth-like valleys, river channels, lakes and seas, through which flows not water but liquid methane - perfectly stable under the frigid conditions a billion miles from the sun.
Scientists now know Titan has lakes and seas filled with liquid methane and ethane.
Cassini has made numerous discoveries, including a global ocean with indications of hydrothermal activity within the moon Enceladus, and liquid methane seas on another moon, Titan.
American LNG has become popular in Japan, the world's largest importer of liquid methane or ethane, with most power and gas utilities having begun to lock in the gas under term contracts.
Non-water based lifeforms could feasibly live in the liquid methane and ethane lakes and seas that make up a large portion of Titan's surface, just as organisms on Earth live in water, Schulze-Makuch said.
is to have an LNG receiving terminal at Fujairah to enable imports of liquid methane which would help meet the UAE's growing gas needs.
Being the world's largest exporter of LNG, Qatar has been badly affected by the fall in world oil prices as this has caused a drastic drop in the value of its sales of liquid methane.
The future Asian/Pacific LNG requirements will include foreign natural gas by pipeline and liquid methane.
Washington, Oct 26 ( ANI ): With the sun now shining over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new images of the liquid methane and ethane seas and lakes that reside near Titan's north pole.
In addition to its local ability to export up to 83 million tonnes per year (mtpy) of LNG QP intends to maintain its lead at both ends of the world of liquid methane businesses, from liquefaction to re-gasification.
Brown and his colleagues suggested that nearly pure evaporating liquid methane would be the best explanation for their results: the fog-like features were made of large particles, such as those found in methane clouds in the troposphere, meaning they probably formed from the condensation of an abundant compound.
The hot probe probably had evaporated liquid methane trickling at or just below the moon's surface, surmised Jonathan Lunine, professor of planetary sciences and physics at the University of Arizona, Tucson, to the press in January 2005.