Chances of Organisms in Titan's Lakes Could Possibly Redefine 'Life'

February 28, 2015 5:41 AM

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Chances of Organisms in Titan's Lakes Could Possibly Redefine 'Life'

In our home planet, Earth, Water forms the basis of life, which is the reason why astrobiologists usually hunt for any traces of liquid water on a planet to confirm the presence of life on it. But, there is no clear indication that ours is the only kind of life that could exist out there.

A new study by researchers has modeled an oxygen-free form of life that lives on methane and can reproduce and metabolize in a way similar to us on earth. Hence, that type of life may exist on the methane lakes of Saturn’s moon Titan.

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