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NASA Finds Moon of Saturn Has Chemical That Could Form 'Membranes' - Cassini: Mission to Saturn

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 »

Scientists Have Found A Building Block For Life On Titan [Infographic] - Forbes

Scientists have been looking for signs of life in our solar system for a long time. For many years Saturn's largest moon Titan has been a point of interest in that investigation. It's the only other body in our solar system that has liquid oceans and ...and more »

Molecules that Could Form “Membranes” Found Above Titan - The Scientist

... NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTERResearchers studying Saturn's largest moon have identified billions of tons of vinyl cyanide in the orange haze that hangs above Titan. They suspect that these molecules, which may be able to self-assemble into ...and more »

'World-Scale Experiment': Saturn's Moon Titan Reveals Biochemistry of Alien Life - Sputnik International

Saturn's moon Titan presents a fascinating opportunity to test the hypothesis that there is life in space which is made up of completely different chemicals from those associated with life on Earth, Dr. Jonathan Lunine of Cornell University told Radio ...and more »

Is life possible on Titan? Chemical 'precursors' of life confirmed on Saturn's largest moon - International Business Times UK

Saturn's largest moon Titan has been found to have the right chemicals that can support cell membranes, according to Nasa. Scientists have found acrylonitrile, also known as vinyl cyanide, a compound that can form stable structures - the building ...and more »

NASA Detects More Chemicals on Titan that are Essential to Life - Universe Today

Saturn's largest moon Titan may be the most fascinating piece of real-estate in the Solar System right now. Not surprising, given the fact that the moon's dense atmosphere, rich organic environment and prebiotic chemistry are thought to be similar to ...and more »

Potential Ingredients for Life Found on Saturn's Moon Titan - Smithsonian

On its final mission before a fiery death, the Cassini satellite has helped discover two crucial building blocks for life in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Though it was discovered nearly 400 years ago, little was known about the moon until the ...and more »

Scientists discover ingredient for life on Saturn's moon - Inhabitat

Will Titan, one of Saturn's moons, be the next rock humans aspire to reach after visiting Mars? Possibly so – according to new research published in Science Advances, researchers have found a complex molecule in Titan's atmosphere that could very well ...and more »

Titan's methane seas may host alien life, shows study - The Indian Express

Scientists have found the first indisputable evidence of the presence of a molecule -acrylonitrile – on Titan, which may be key to exotic life on the methane-based, oxygen-free moon of Saturn. According to researchers at Cornell University in the US ...and more »

SPACE BREAKTHROUGH: Major boost for alien life hunt after Cassini finds THIS on Titan -

The Cassini spaceship, which has been at the ringed planet since 2005 and is currently in the final stages of its mission, detected carbon chain anions – one of the main ingredients of life on Earth. Scientists describe them as prebiotic meaning that ...and more »