Thursday, June 10, 2010
Life of Titan, continued.
The New Scientist discusses the search for unambiguous evidence of life on Titan, and reminds us that only a lander (like the proposed Titan Mare Explorer) can really provide us with enough information to make that call.
As we mentioned last Thursday, observations of unusual chemistry on Titan have led to speculation that methane-based life could be consuming acetylene and hydrogen at the surface. But those results are far from conclusive.