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Originally posted by NewAgeDragon
This is awesome. So much being discovered in that area. I for one believe this universe thrives with life. And I still don't understand how some people can argue that point. I look forward to more and more discoveries. We are living in some amazing times to say the least. Let us all cherish them! Have a good weekend all!
Originally posted by VerumPeto
reply to post by etcorngods
that is quite the hobby and definitely interesting, who knows maybe it continously goes deeper and deeper but at the same time we are looping back around into our own universe...like Iam'___' suggested.
Originally posted by the_denv
If methane is there it means at one put there was vegetation there, all that methane could be liquefied grass/trees/plants that turned into a gas form.
The Oort cloud is thought to comprise two separate regions: a spherical outer Oort cloud and a disc-shaped inner Oort cloud, or Hills cloud. Objects in the Oort cloud are largely composed of ices, such as water, ammonia, and methane. Astronomers believe that the matter comprising the Oort cloud formed closer to the Sun and was scattered far out into space by the gravitational effects of the giant planets early in the Solar System's evolution.
In June 2010 Harold F. Levison and others have suggested on the basis of enhanced computer simulations that the Sun "captured comets from other stars while it was in its birth cluster." Their results imply that "a substantial fraction of the Oort cloud comets, perhaps exceeding 90%, are from the protoplanetary disks of other stars."