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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 »

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 »

Could a Newfound Molecule on Titan Be a Building Block for Life? - Eos

The discovery of vinyl cyanide in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan has huge implications for life—but not as we know it. Titan's lake Ligeia Mare A false-color image of Titan's second-largest known body of liquid, Ligeia Mare. The lake is filled ...and more »

Potential ingredient for alien life found on Titan - Science News Magazine

TOUGH INGREDIENTS Saturn's moon Titan is frigid and lacks water, but it appears to hold one building block for a proposed alternative form of life. NASA. Magazine issue: Vol. 192 No. 3, September 2, 2017, p. 12. Email. Email. Print. Print. Twitter ...and more »

Building blocks of alien cells found on Saturn's largest moon - New Scientist

Conditions on Titan are looking more and more promising for life. For the first time, the building blocks of cell membranes have been detected in the moon's atmosphere. On Earth, each cell is a packet of mostly water surrounded by a thin membrane made ...and more »

Scientists find moon of Saturn has chemical that could form 'membranes' - Phys.Org

This Cassini image from 2012 shows Titan and its host planet Saturn. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI. NASA scientists have definitively detected the chemical acrylonitrile in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, a place that has long intrigued ...and more »

NASA scientists find chemical capable of forming cell membranes on Saturn's moon - UPI.com

"The detection of this elusive, astrobiologically relevant chemical is exciting for scientists who are eager to determine if life could develop on icy worlds such as Titan," said NASA scientist Martin Cordiner. By Brooks Hays | July 28, 2017 at 5:17 PM ...and more »

Building block of life found on Saturn's moon Titan - The Hindu

An important building block of life has been discovered in the hazy upper atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Using data from the Cassini mission, scientists identified negatively charged molecules called 'carbon chain anions' in the atmosphere ...and more »

Researchers Find Possible Ingredients For Life On Saturn's Moon Titan - Forbes

Saturn's largest moon Titan has molecules in its atmosphere that could make cells like nothing we have on Earth. Researchers spotted the molecule vinyl cyanide with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope. (Photo credit should read ...and more »

Cassini Finale: Saturn's Magnetic Field Is At Odds With Scientific Theory [Infographic] - Forbes

As Cassini continues its orbital finale around Saturn it has picked up on some interesting observations of Saturn's magnetic field. Data gathered from Cassini's magnetometer instrument have shown that Saturn's magnetic field rotation almost matches the ...and more »