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    Life on Titan

    What is the possibility that when Huygens gets down to the surface of Titan, it finds that there is life?

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    Does Huygens even have intrumentation on it to detect life? If not I'd say the odds are about zero. :wink:

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    I suppose if there were little blue(freezing) men and they grabed the cam. we might know, so don't be so sure Triangle :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    I suppose if there were little blue(freezing) men and they grabed the cam. we might know, so don't be so sure Triangle :wink:
    Maybe that's where these guys come from?
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    Life has pretty much folded and doesn't publish regularly anymore. You'd be better off looking for Time or Newsweek, instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bozola
    Life has pretty much folded and doesn't publish regularly anymore. You'd be better off looking for Time or Newsweek, instead.
    Yes but it takes a long time to ship it to Titan, issues might still be on the newstands there.

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    What about finding life around so-called "hot spots"? Near volcanic vents or underground?

    Although, "hot spot" is rather subjective, given Titan's cold temperatures and the kind of vulcanism that probably happens ( water as opposed to lava).

    However, what if there is an underground ocean like at Europa and Callisto? With all those organic materials around, would that increase the chances of finding life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bozola
    Life has pretty much folded and doesn't publish regularly anymore. You'd be better off looking for Time or Newsweek, instead.
    Life has pretty much come back in a new form, a newspaper-insert weekly.

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    Maybe that's where these guys come from?
    I just looked at the link .... great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebo-the-fat
    Maybe that's where these guys come from?
    I just looked at the link .... great!
    Remember that song :-({|= (the wissling man dousn't work)
    Yo listen up: here's a story
    About a little guy
    That lives in a blue world
    And all day and all night and everything he sees is
    Just blue like him inside and outside
    Blue his house with a blue little window
    And a blue Corvette and everything is blue for him
    And himself and everybody around
    'Cause he aint got nobody to listen: ...
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
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    I have a girlfriend and she is so blue
    Blue are the people here that walk around
    Blue like my Corvette it's standing outside
    Blue are the words I say and what I think
    Blue are the feeling that live inside me
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
    I have a blue house with a blue window
    Blue is the color of all that I wear
    Blue are the streets and all the trees are too
    I have a girlfriend and she is so blue
    Blue are the people here that walk around
    Blue like my Corvette it's standing outside
    Blue are the words I say and what I think
    Blue are the feeling that live inside me
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
    Just blue like him inside and outside
    Blue his house with a blue little window
    And a blue Corvette and everything is blue for him
    And himself and everybody around
    'Cause he aint got nobody to listen: ...
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
    I'm blue (da ba dee)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Milton Banana
    However, what if there is an underground ocean like at Europa and Callisto? With all those organic materials around, would that increase the chances of finding life?
    Titan's interior is probably too cold to have molten water in its interior. It orbits too far from Saturn and does not have massive moons as neighbors. Also Titan is composed of mixture of ice and rock (50% both) so it is very unlikely that it has enough radioactive material to keep its interior molten enough to create underground oceans (of water). But liquid/slushy mixture of water and other compounds may be possible (and that may explain the possible cryovolcanism).

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