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Saturn’s Moon, Titan, Could Support Life

Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, could support a very different kind life, according to a new study. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Cornell University say that despite the moon’s harsh environment, a “prebiotic chemical key” likely exists in the form of hydrogen cyanide. The compound is produced when sunlight interacts with the moon’s “toxic” atmosphere made up of nitrogen and methane. The conclusion was reached based on data from NASA’s...

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