What would life look like on Saturn's largest moon? (+video)

March 2, 2015 4:50 PM

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What would life look like on Saturn's largest moon? (+video)

What are the essential ingredients for life? You might be tempted to list things like liquid water, oxygen, and nucleotides. But are these chemicals truly essential, or are you just thinking like a typical Earthling?

In a study published last week in the journal Science Advances, a team of chemical engineers at Cornell University decided to leave behind all preconceptions of the essentials of life, producing a model that is nothing like life as we know it.

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