What is Consuming Hydrogen and Acetylene on Titan?

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Message 1001595 - Posted: 7 Jun 2010, 22:12:50 UTC

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/titan20100603.html

PASADENA, Calif. - Two new papers based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft scrutinize the complex chemical activity on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. While non-biological chemistry offers one possible explanation, some scientists believe these chemical signatures bolster the argument for a primitive, exotic form of life or precursor to life on Titan's surface. According to one theory put forth by astrobiologists, the signatures fulfill two important conditions necessary for a hypothesized "methane-based life."




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