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Video produced and edited by: Melanie Gonick/MIT
Lab tests footage: MIT Varanasi Group
Methane clathrate photo: Wikipedia
Methane clathrate on fire clip: U.S. Geological Survery
Additional footage: Stock imagery edited by Melanie Gonick