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How life may find a way on Saturn's moon - CNN

(CNN) It may not be like the alien life in science fiction, but researchers have just confirmed the presence of something that may lead to life on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances ...and more »

Molecule found in Titan's atmosphere may form cell-like membranes - ABC Online

A compound that may form cell wall-like structures has been detected in the dense atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Titan key points. Key points. Saturn's largest moon is very similar to Earth in some ways; Has nitrogen-rich atmosphere and bodies of ...and more »

A Crucial Ingredient for Life on Saturn's Largest Moon - The Atlantic

When Voyager 1 flew by Saturn and its moons in 1980, it found a thick, orange-brown atmosphere around Titan, the largest moon of the group. The spacecraft's imaging instruments couldn't penetrate the atmosphere, but its spectrometers detected a ...and more »

Potential Building Block of Alien Life Spotted in Titan's Atmosphere - Gizmodo

Saturn's moon Titan is a world of contrast; both eerily familiar and strikingly alien. Its calm seas and enormous sand dunes might remind you of Earth, until you learn that what's flowing across Titan's surface is not water, but liquid hydrocarbons ...and more »

NASA Finds Moon of Saturn Has Chemical That Could Form 'Membranes' - Astrobiology Magazine

NASA scientists have definitively detected the chemical acrylonitrile in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, a place that has long intrigued scientists investigating the chemical precursors of life. On Earth, acrylonitrile, also known as vinyl ...and more »

Saturn Moon Titan Has Molecules That Could Help Make Cell Membranes - Space.com

Saturn's huge moon Titan harbors yet another possible key ingredient for life, a new study reports. Titan's thick atmosphere contains large quantities of vinyl cyanide molecules, which could conceivably form membranes around cells in the liquid ...and more »

Possible key ingredient for life rains down on Saturn's moon - New Atlas

Cell membranes are a crucial building block for life on Earth but for them to exist on Saturn's moon Titan, with its methane lakes and -290° F temperatures (-170° C) and all, they would require a rather different makeup. NASA scientists have now ...and more »

Why We Still Don't Know How Long a Day is on Saturn - Gizmodo

The ending of NASA's Cassini mission is a truly intoxicating cocktail of emotions; on one hand, the data from this 20-year-long mission will fuel scientific research for years to come. On the other hand, where are we going to get our regular updates on ...and more »

Complex chemistry in Saturn's moon Titan's atmosphere - Science Daily

Date: July 28, 2017; Source: National Radio Astronomy Observatory; Summary: Saturn's frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan's atmosphere also contains an ...and more »

Chemical on Saturn's Moon Titan Could Form Cell Membranes - Popular Mechanics

Our knowledge of what creates life is pretty limited, considering the only example we've ever found and examined is life here on Earth. The only life we know of, whether microbes or mammals, needs water and carbon. But one potentially habitable moon in ...and more »