Saturn’s Moon Titan could support life without existence of water

March 1, 2015 1:16 AM

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A new research paper suggests that some life forms could exist even without oxygen and water and this leads us to think that many exoplanets could be supporting different life forms than what we have seen on our planet. Researchers have recently presented a template for life that could exist in harsh, cold conditions of Titan, the giant moon of Saturn. Titan has a great possibility of harboring methane-based, oxygen-free cells. What the researchers have suggested from their new theory is that absence of water in seas of Titan does not undermine the chances of life existence.

A cell membrane has been theorized by the scientists, claiming it to consist of smaller organic nitrogen compounds. The cell membrane has the potential of functioning in liquid methane temperatures of 292 degrees beneath zero, said the researchers. The details of the theorized cell membrane have bee...

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