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Possibility for life on Titan takes a hit

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#1 russell23

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:37 PM

https://advances.sci...aax0272/tab-pdf



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:48 PM

Oh no, this is terrible news. I was planning on taking my vacation there later this year.

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:48 PM

Oh no, this is terrible news. I was planning on taking my vacation there later this year.

I know.  I was stocking up on the Cabin socks but now ...

 

The article is more of interest from an astrobiology perspective.   The researchers investigated whether or not cell membranes could originate on the conditions of Titan and concluded that the candidate proposed (azotosome) are not possible thermodynamically under the Titan conditions. 



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 07:55 PM

They don't want cell membranes, they want cell bekeshas.



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 09:18 PM

They don't want cell membranes, they want cell bekeshas.

Sheesh.. Had to look up what a bekesha was... smirk.gif  They do look warm.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:47 PM

 

The article is more of interest from an astrobiology perspective.   The researchers investigated whether or not cell membranes could originate on the conditions of Titan and concluded that the candidate proposed (azotosome) are not possible thermodynamically under the Titan conditions. 

They tested one combination of molecules.

 

Evolution tests them all

 

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#7 BillP

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:47 PM

Oh no, this is terrible news. I was planning on taking my vacation there later this year.

You still can.  No bugs in the summer or winter to worry about.


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