Saturn’s moon Titan has can hold the key to life according to the latest studies. Titan’s dense atmosphere holds massive quantities of vinyl cyanide molecules which could possibly form membranes around cells in the liquid hydrocarbon seas.
The seas of methane can possibly hold livable environments. The Titan’s atmosphere is formed of complex carbon including organic compounds. The life that will exist on moon’s seas may be totally different from the Earth as organisms on earth depend heavily on liquid water.
On Earth , membrane contains fatty molecules called lipids. However, Lipids may not be able to survive on Titan. Titan encompasses a hydrocarbon based weather system. The average surface temperature is 290 degreed faharnite.
The findings are thatvinyl cyanide (C2H3CN) could form membranes in Titan’s atmosphere. NASA’s Saturn orbiting Cassini spacecraft has found images of molecule in the Moon’s nitrogen dominated atmosphere.
The Cassini-Huygens mission, a joint collaboration of NASA, European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ISA) has been involved in the chemistry of the Saturn system. The Cassini orbiter has discovered anions that are exceedingly reactive in nature and combine with molecules very quickly.
In another study the scientists spotted negatively charged ions known ascarbon chain anions which are thought to be building blocks to a more intricate species. These might have been involved in reactions that gave birth to life on Earth. It is a journey of finding small to large chemical species to apprehend how intricate organic molecules are produced in earth like atmosphere.