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Author Topic: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens  (Read 3174 times)

Paul Keith

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Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« on: June 05, 2010, 07:08:40 AM »
Source: http://www.dailymail...n-moon.html?ITO=1490

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Scientists have found evidence that there is life on Saturn's biggest moon, Titan.

They have discovered clues that primitive aliens are breathing in Titan's atmosphere and feeding on fuel at the surface.

The startling discoveries, made using an orbiting spacecraft, are revealed in two separate reports.

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The first paper, in the journal Icarus, shows that hydrogen gas flowing down through Titan's atmosphere disappears at the surface, suggesting it could be being breathed by alien bugs.
 
The second paper, in the Journal of Geophysical Research, reports there is a lack of a certain chemical on the surface, leading scientists to believe it may be being consumed by life.

Experts warn that there could be other explanations for the results.

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Re: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 10:42:40 PM »
Don't you just love how the media makes a headline of "There is life on Titan!" while the entire article really just says "There are things happening on Titan that could mean life on Titan, but we don't really have any evidence."


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Re: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 10:51:58 PM »
this article has been given the usual tabloid spin by the daily mail, it seems.. ;D

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Re: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 11:11:09 PM »
This is another thing I don't get:

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Professor John Zarnecki, of the Open University, said: 'We believe the chemistry is there for life to form. It just needs heat and warmth to kick-start the process.

Since when do heat and warmth (aren't those the same things?) magically create life out of dust?


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Re: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 11:21:50 PM »
What I don't get is why they aren't passing out tinfoil hats for us as protection~! :P
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Re: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 07:26:04 AM »
This is another thing I don't get:

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Professor John Zarnecki, of the Open University, said: 'We believe the chemistry is there for life to form. It just needs heat and warmth to kick-start the process.

Since when do heat and warmth (aren't those the same things?) magically create life out of dust?

Maybe it's a reference to chemical processes happen 10% faster with every 1 degree rise in temperature: things just happen faster, or just happen if it's very cold to begin with  ;)

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Re: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 07:31:31 AM »
Since when do heat and warmth (aren't those the same things?)

I'm not positive, but I did think this, and it seems to be alluded to by MacMillan:

But I'm not positive  :-\

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Re: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 04:14:42 PM »
Never mind aliens, soon we will need to live there ourselves

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Re: Saturn's moon Titan could host Aliens
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2010, 05:46:38 PM »
For the amount of scientific evidence being offered to support that contention, you could also make an argument that it's the final resting place of the Lost Ark and the Secret Treasure of the Knights Templar!

Both.

To which I say:

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« Last Edit: June 07, 2010, 06:28:33 PM by 40hz »