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View Diary: Getting to Know Your Solar System (37): Titan (Vol. 3) (44 comments)

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  •  Actually, Titan has cryovolcanoes. (3+ / 0-)
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    CalGal47, Khun David, BusyinCA

    If they're active, that would mix liquid water (or at least slush) with the hydrocarbons and provide an internal heat source.  So Life-As-We-Know-It (LAWKI) is possible on Titan.  Moreover, exotic life is also possible on the surface with methane in place of water - it provides some of the same chemical opportunities, and actually doesn't have some of the chemical drawbacks of liquid water.  They've shown in theory how some of this exotic chemistry can occur.

    Nothing makes a Republican angrier than a smile on a poor child's face.

    by Troubadour on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 09:04:52 PM PDT

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