Scientists from NASA have discovered on Saturn’s moon Titan, signs of life

Scientists from NASA reported the detection of traces of life on Saturn’s moon Titan. However, discovered by specialists of the molecules were not ordinary waste products, and so-called precursors of life. the researchers found that they were able to detect Acrylonitrile in the atmosphere of Titan.

On Earth Acrylonitrile, also known as vinylcyanide used in the plastics industry. However, in severe conditions, the largest moon of Saturn is a chemical substance capable of forming a stable and at the same time flexible structure, which can be compared with cell membranes.

Experts from NASA said that in the atmosphere of Titan contains sufficient for the origin of life, the concentration of this substance. However, given the very low temperatures on the surface of this satellite, if it is life, it is only unicellular. The average surface temperature of Titan is -180 degrees Celsius, and it does not allow for the existence of multicellular organisms. Even with geothermal activity.



Scientists from NASA have discovered on Saturn’s moon Titan, signs of life 29.07.2017

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