Titan May Harbor Nitrogen-Based Life Forms

Titan May Harbor Nitrogen-Based Life Forms

Titan is a hostile, icy world, that harbors vast oceans of liquid methane and ethane and a toxic atmosphere without any signs of liquid water. Scientists have proven that according to current biological understandings, carbon-based life cannot exist without the presence of liquid water. Therefore, the chances of any life as we know it being […]

‘Magic Island’ Appears on Titan as Summer Solstice Approaches

As the summer solstice begins to approach on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, scientists are puzzled by a bright, mysterious object seen in the hydrocarbon lake Ligeia Mare which seems to appear and disappear, earning it the name “magic island.” However, just as soon as it appeared, the “magic island” vanished in the next Cassini spacecraft flyby. […]