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Titan simulation experiment shows life sustaining possibilities

One of NASA's missions is to explore our planets and discover if there is, or was, any life on them–with Mars being the latest exciting frontier.  However, Mars isn't the only one as a recent simulation experiment done here on Earth has shown that there are more possibilities than the red planet.

While there is a lot of talk among scientists about the possibility of finding life on Europa, one of the moons circling Jupiter, there are some who believe that Saturn's moon Titan could also be a candidate, especially after a recent experiment carried out at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In fact, the experiment shows that there is the possibility of a whole new region of the moon that was previously thought to be devoid of life sustaining elements. In the experiment, scientists simulated the atmosphere of Titan and found that complex chemistry could very well extend lower into the atmosphere than had previous been thought.

It is believed that the building blocks of life could be found in these strands, which is in direct contrast with the previously held belief that the moon's atmospheric chemistry was inert and dull. Just as light drives biological chemistry here on Earth, the scientists believe that even though Titan receives much less light, there could be enough to drive the chemistry on Titan.

A full press release of the findings can be found here.

via Slashgear

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