9 Reply to “ Searching For Life In The Ethane Oceans ”

  1. Apr 20,  · More recently, Cassini measurements have suggested that the ethane and methane oceans on Titan might not be the only liquid there. Just like Europa, there is evidence of a saltwater ocean .
  2. Mar 02,  · Lingam and Loeb find that a rocky super-Earth with a tenuous atmosphere would need radioactive isotope abundances roughly 1, times higher than that of Earth to host long-lived water oceans without the help of starlight. Long-lived ethane oceans are easier to achieve, requiring only times Earth’s radioisotope abundances.
  3. Apr 21,  · Researchers from Bremen have now discovered a microbe in the deep sea that eats ethane, which, with a share of up to 15%, is the second most common component of natural gas. Laser-scanning microscopic image of the ethane decomposer Ethanoperedens thermophilum (red) and its partner bacterium Desulfofervidus auxilii (green).
  4. Jul 31,  · Methane (CH3) & ethane(C2H5) are major sources of carbon. The press release states that at Titan’s surface temperature of F, nitrogen, methane & ethane .
  5. May 15,  · In all candor, I should admit that my initial interest in Kevin Peter Hand’s Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space (Princeton University Press) was largely escapist. The premise sounded intriguing: some of the moons orbiting other planets in our solar system offer conditions in which life could have evolved, with the ocean beneath the ice shell of Jupiter’s satellite .
  6. May 30,  · Short of burrowing through the ice and reaching the ocean - which can't be done until a mission assesses the depth of Europa's ice crust - this kind of lander offered the best chance of finding.
  7. Jun 24,  · Millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans every year -- and huge amounts flow there through our rivers.
  8. Apr 01,  · The search for alien life usually focuses on planets around other stars. But Badescu said that some sub-brown dwarfs might have lakes or oceans of liquid ethane .
  9. 19) In searching for life in the solar system, which basic requirement of life is the most fundamental and the one we always look for? A) the presence of organic matter B) the presence of an energy source C) the presence of a liquid medium, most likely water D) the presence of oxygen.

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