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The team, led by Dr Paulette Clancy of the Cornell University’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, modeled an azotosome – a new type of cell membrane composed of small organic nitrogen compounds and capable of functioning in liquid methane at temperatures of minus 292 degrees Celsius
originally posted by: strongfp
Didn't Carl Sagan call this back some 30 odd years ago?
Ever since I read the his version of the Cosmos it opened my mind up so much to how life can happen in all sorts of ways other than ours. But it also made me think, will we as humans be able to even travel to other planets other than ours?
The methanogenic bacteria and their metabolic end-products found in the Earth’s permafrost provide a range of analogues that could be used in the search for possible ecosystems and potential inhabitants on extraterrestrial cryogenic bodies free of oxygen