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 ...

Saturn's Moon Can Potentially Form Cell-like Membranes - News4C

NASA has recently made an extraordinary discovery involving Saturn's moon, Titan. This moon presumably has in the atmosphere's composition a chemical called acrylonitrile. Acrylonitrile is commonly known as vynyl cyanide and plays an imporant role in ...

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 ...

It's a long journey, but chemical found on Saturn moon is a key link to life - Sacramento Bee

A chemical compound said to exist in significant amounts on one of Saturn's moons and that contributes to the mundane – manufacturing plastic – also is important for achieving the sublime: creation of life. That compound, acrylonitrile, has been found ...

Cassini Spots 'Ghostly Curtains of Light' Near Saturn's South Pole - Space.com

The Cassini spacecraft at Saturn recently observed a light show on the planet's southern hemisphere: auroras, glittering in the gaseous atmosphere. Similar to auroras on Earth, Saturn's auroras are formed by charged particles raining down on the planet ...

Complex chemistry on Titan may form membranes - ROOM, Space Journal

Archival ALMA data have confirmed that molecules of vinyl cyanide reside in the atmosphere of Titan. In a liquid methane environment, vinyl cyanide may form membranes. Image: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NASA. by Kerry Hebden. A complex chemical ...