If Titan is made mostly of ammonia and hydrogen, how does it survive solar flares without exploding ?
- D gLv 72 months ago
Hydrogen explodes in our air because it has alot of oxygen without oxygen no reaction
The sun itself is not burning its energy given off from fusion of hydrogen
- Ronald 7Lv 72 months ago
There is little or no Oxygen, besides Titan is 1 Million miles from the Sun
- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
There's no oxygen or any other oxidising agent.
- 2 months ago
Without something to oxidize the hydrogen/methane/ethane - it can't explode... There's not enough oxygen there to oxidize the atmosphere.
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- 2 months ago
You are party correct abt Hydrogen and Ammonia. But ..
.... Broad Composition of Titan shows 98.4 percent Nitrogen and around approx 1.4 percent methane, 0.2 percent Hydrogen and a little bit carbon compounds with some small surface of Ammonia-rich liquid !
... But such small qty of Hydrogen and Ammonia may not matter sufficient for large explosions like on Sun's surface !
...These molecules are split apart by Sun's ultra-violet light etc etc.
.. If you have found more substantial amount of Ammonia and Hydrogen on Titan enough for explosions , then better report in scientific journels and university study dept ! :)
- Jeffrey KLv 72 months ago
Nothing can explore or catch on fire without oxygen. Titan has no oxygen.
- The_Doc_ManLv 72 months ago
It's got fuel and fire but no support. You don't need oxygen for support but you do need SOMETHING that will provide an "oxidizing" atmosphere. Pure ammonia and pure hydrogen are REDUCING atmospheres.
- Bill-MLv 72 months ago
Fire requires three things: Fuel (Hydrogen is a fuel), HEAT and OXYGEN.
- StarryskyLv 72 months ago
No oxygen, and too far from sun for any flares to reach it.
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
cause god made it that way