Methane-based Life Forms Could Exist on Saturn’s Moon, Titan

February 28, 2015 8:04 PM

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A team of scientists at Cornell University are convinced that Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, could harbor life, however, not in the form that we all know it. Methane-based life forms could exist on Saturn’s moon, the team of scientists claims, after constructing a solid model of an oxygen-free life form which could thrive in the icy, harsh conditions that Titan provides.

After studying the types of cell membranes encountered on Earth, which consist of lipid-bilayer structures, the team of Cornell scientists explained that such membranes wouldn’t be suitable in an environment where liquid water wouldn’t exist.

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