Friday, July 8, 2016

Let's go...

...alien hunting.

On Titan.

Recent experiments have shown that in Titan-like conditions, hydrogen cyanide (which we know is present on Titan) can form long polymer chains that happen to absorb sunlight very, very well.

If life is an emergent property of chemistry, then there is a good chance that Titan has life. Life not as we know it, which helps us find life not as we know it somewhere else.