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  • June 25, 2009
  • 08:55 PM
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Life in the smoggy freezer?

by Invader Xan in Supernova Condensate

The twin questions of how and where life could begin from prebiotic chemistry are pretty big ones. Indeed, despite the now famous Miller-Urey experiment creating amino acids by zapping simple chemicals with lightning bolts, we’re not much closer to a proper answer for that question. A good place to look for answers though, is Titan. Out on Titan, methane acts like water does on Earth, and the mountains are made from ice and not silicates. Despite these outlandish differences, many believe that........ Read more »

Pilling, S., Andrade, D., Neto, A., Rittner, R., & Naves de Brito, A. (2009) DNA Nucleobase Synthesis at Titan Atmosphere Analog by Soft X-rays . The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2147483647. DOI: 10.1021/jp902824v  

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