Organic materials in Titan's atmosphere

Exciting news, organic chemistry has been discovered in the upper atmosphere of Titan. Life on Earth started from similar carbon building blocks.

This is just in from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Scientists believe that Titan's atmosphere may be a laboratory for studying the organic chemistry that preceded life and provided the building blocks for life on Earth. The role of the upper atmosphere in this organic "factory" of hydrocarbons is very intriguing to scientists, especially given the large number of different hydrocarbons detected by Cassini during the flyby.

The article gives more detail and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory website, there are pictures available from Cassini.


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