Thursday, June 2, 2011
Science Can Be Funny
I did a double take and read the article just to make sure it was on the up-and-up. There should be no problem getting middle school kids to read about getting gas from Uranus to use for fuel. Even the authors recognize the word play.
That the planet which is the butt of so many poor jokes should be relatively rich in methane as well is purely coincidental, but as a mining site it has several advantages.
And accessing the gas riches of Uranus will require nuclear powered ramjets.