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Clumps of Organic Carbon Found Within Serpentinites 28 November 2018 Feature

In theory, the process of serpentinization, where seawater infiltrates and reacts with the mantle…

Natural Gas Diagrams Get a Makeover 26 October 2018 Feature

Methane in the subsurface can come from three sources: microbes, the high-temperature breakdown of…

Under the Right Conditions, Subduction Zone ‘Factories’ May Manufacture Abiotic Hydrocarbons 25 September 2018 Feature

Subduction zones, where the edge of one tectonic plate slips beneath another, have earned the…

A Hot and Deep Origin of Methane in Seafloor Hydrothermal Springs 16 February 2018 Feature

A new study by DCO researchers finds striking similarities between methane from very diverse vents…

Hydrocarbons Form Surprisingly High Up in Earth’s Mantle 21 August 2017 Feature

Rather than forming from living material, abiogenic hydrocarbons form from inorganic reactions…

Alkaline Springs May Signal an Overlooked Part of the Methane Budget 2 August 2017 Feature

Much research on subsurface methane has focused on biotic methane, which is produced by…

New Tunable Laser Spectrometer Measures Rare Methane Isotopologues 23 June 2014 Feature

Methane is not only an important energy resource and a major component of biogeochemical cycles,…

Reduced Gas from Fracture Waters in Deep Gold Mines 25 February 2013 Feature

Dissolved H2 concentrations up to the mM range and H2 levels up to 9 to 58% by volume in the free…

Hydrogen Isotope Exchange in Hydrocarbons 15 February 2012 Feature

Hydrogen isotope (2H and 1H) exchange between hydrocarbons and water under hydrothermal conditions…

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