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Heroin
2004-Jan-21, 12:56 AM
because of polar ice caps I belive that Titan is the mosy likely to have life forms Do you agree or diss agree (In our solar system)

xtacy
2004-Jan-21, 12:59 AM
I think that it is possible but not probable. I think that there is little to none life forms in this solar system.. Unless...... Acturally , to tell you the truth that I think there is life all over and yet not as smart as us maybe they get through life..

Nanoda
2004-Jan-21, 01:10 AM
It's nice to imagine, but that's not really a compelling reason. Titan's ice caps consist of frozen methane (http://www.spacedaily.com/news/cassini-00b.html).

Other bodies with ice include Mars (water and carbon dioxide (http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/03/09/mars.polar.caps/)), the Jovian moons Ganymede and Europa, and all the other major Saturnian(?) moons (http://www.star.ucl.ac.uk/~idh/geology/satmoon.htm).

Personally, I think life has a better chance with liquid water - in this solar system, the options are Europa, Ganymede, and potentially Mars.

Superluminal
2004-Jan-21, 01:11 AM
Not likely, it's too cold for life as we know it. But there are the possibilities there may be hot spots that could have conditions for life. Titan is believed to be much like Earth was early in its formation. That's why astrobiologists are so interested in it. It may hold the keys to what was happening when life formed here.

Tune in next January when the ESA probe Huygens lands on Titan.

AK
2004-Jan-21, 02:36 AM
Another good possibility for having liquid water that is rarely mentioned is Enceladus.

Diamond
2004-Jan-21, 09:16 AM
because of polar ice caps I belive that Titan is the mosy likely to have life forms Do you agree or diss agree (In our solar system)

We'll have to see if Titan has an internal heat source.

ToSeek
2004-Jan-21, 03:35 PM
Europa is a better bet than Titan.

SiriMurthy
2004-Jan-21, 07:21 PM
I believe that they are too cold to support any life forms, unless there is an internal heat source beneath all that ice.

Very unlikely

The only other body in our solar system other than Earth, of course, would be Mars. It might have had microscopic life form at one point in time when liquid water existed on Martian surface.

Kaptain K
2004-Jan-21, 07:38 PM
I believe that they are too cold to support any life forms, unless there is an internal heat source beneath all that ice.
Europa has an internal heat source - tidal heating. It is believed to have a 100 kilometer deep ocean under a 1-2 kilometer thick ice cap.

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jun-04, 01:15 AM
I think it is far too cold, but going to Titan is very important to know and understand what an early Earth filled with hydrocarbons might have been made and how its process worked

AK
2004-Jun-04, 03:35 AM
Where is Huygens landing relative to that large bright patch, anyway?