View Full Version : Why Titan is Important in the Search for Life

2005-Sep-08, 09:48 PM
SUMMARY: Scientists think that Saturn's moon Titan holds many answers to the early evolution of life in our Solar System. When NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrives at the Ringed Planet, it will release the ESA's Huygens probe which will help analyze the primordial soup of material on Titan's surface. The spacecraft will help determine which organic molecules and their quantities are present in moon's atmosphere. The conditions on Titan have long since passed on Earth; by gathering data there, scientists can help build up a better understanding of what happened during our planet's early history.

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