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How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan
How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan

Scientists may be one step closer to understanding whether life could have formed in the methane lakes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This life, if it exists, would look very different from life on Earth. There is no oxygen on Titan, and the surface temperature is about minus-290 degrees Fahrenheit -- so cold that under most circumstances liquid water would quickly freeze on its surface. On the other hand, Titan is the only other body in our solar system that has liquid lakes and oceans on its surface, making it an intriguing place to look for life.  It also has a thick atmosphere and a complex weather system.  "Methane takes the same role as water on...

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