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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 »

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

In the game of habitability, only a small fraction of celestial bodies in our solar system competes for the title “most compelling.” There's Saturn's moon Enceladus with its watery jets and internal ocean, Jupiter's moon Europa with another internal ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

By Leah Crane. 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 ...and more »

Saturn's moon Titan holds molecule that could build cell membranes - Cosmos

If by some remote chance life exists on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, one thing is certain: it will not be anything like life on Earth. The reason is simple. All living things on this planet (assuming you don't include viruses) comprise ...and more »

Cassini Finds that Titan is Building the Chemicals that Might Have Led to Life on Earth - Universe Today

Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has been a source of mystery ever since scientists began studying it over a century ago. These mysteries have only deepened with the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens mission in the system back in 2004. In addition to finding ...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 »