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The Seafloor “Methane Filter” Takes Years to Regrow After Disruption 8 October 2018 Feature

Each year, about 200 million tons of methane leak out from sediments and cold seeps along the…

Ophiolite in Greece
Methane in Hyperalkaline Springs Comes From Chromitite 25 June 2018 Feature

Springs and aquifers that originate within ophiolites, mountains comprised of old seafloor, contain…

Closeup of core
Microbes Responsible for Massive Methane Deposit in Submarine Mud Volcano 14 June 2018 Feature

Just off the coast of the continents, thousands of mud volcanoes are erupting from the seafloor,…

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…

Mind the Gaps: Tiny Pores Encourage Methane Formation 26 September 2017 Feature

One possible source of abiotic methane is serpentinizing systems, such as hydrothermal vents. At…

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…

A New Piece of the Global Methane Puzzle 30 March 2017 Feature

Serpentinization reactions at shallow depths are the subject of intense research interest due to…

Researchers Delineate Factors Controlling Formation of Subsurface Methane 8 March 2017 Feature

Riikka Kietäväinen, a member of DCO’s Deep Energy and Deep Life Communities, along with Lasse…

Transformational Instrumentation Differentiates Abiotic vs. Biotic Methane 28 February 2017 Feature

The Deep Carbon Observatory helped launch a new era of high-tech sleuthing when Young et al. (2016…

Video: Methane on Mars, a SETI Talk by Giuseppe Etiope 25 October 2016 Feature

The occurrence of methane (CH4) in the Martian atmosphere may imply active geological sources on…

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