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aostling
11-30-2010, 02:05 PM
I've been watching this streaming video, sent by my brother from Oslo. http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/688131/. If you move the slider to 40 minutes you will get to see the start of the coverage of Titan. This, the largest moon of Saturn, has methane lakes, one of which is four times larger than Lake Superior.

I'm wondering if water is really essential to life. Would not liquid methane (CH4) allow some sort of extraterrestrial cellular development?

dp
11-30-2010, 02:18 PM
Life is opportunistic so if the conditions on Titan allow long molecular chains to form I would think life is inevitable.

Mcostello
11-30-2010, 11:42 PM
Can't know for sure about other places, but, if you think about life here, food is not wasted. Many things call odd things food here why not there?