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Given that the atmosphere of Titan is mostly methane, and from a comment on this TED talk... Would it blow up from a lighted match-stick?

Seems like it's at least plausible. But, wouldn't the lack of oxygen hinder this event? Or perhaps I'm confusing the blow up with combustion?

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You're quite correct that Titan wouldn't blow up if you struck a match because there is no free oxygen present. In fact the match wouldn't even light.

I watched the Charles Elachi Ted talk and I think the comment about Titan blowing up is just intended as a joke.

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