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Titan Moon similar to Earth

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posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 12:04 PM
Scientists have found the Titan Moon of Saturn is the most similar planet yet to earth. In fact it does nothing but reinforce what we already know. That there are other planets similar to earth.
But French astrophysicist Christophe Sotin says both our planet and Titan have been sculpted by processes that, fundamentally, are quite similar.

The findings "add to the weight of evidence that Titan is a complex world in which the interaction between the inner and outer layers is controlled by processes similar to those that must have dominated the evolution of any Earth-like planet," Sotin said in a commentary.

"Indeed, as far as we know," Sotin added, "there is only one planetary body that displays more dynamism than Titan. Its name is Earth."

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Titan shows us that planets can be very similar much closer to home than many had thought. This strengthens my belief that there are a multitude of planets that can sustain life across the many universes. Obvious as this may sound to many of us, skeptics persist.

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posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 03:02 PM

Titan and Earth are of course very different, especially in their potential for nurturing life. Titan is frigid, dark and, as far as is known, waterless, where as Earth is warm, light and has lots of liquid water.

Doesn't sound much like Earth to me..

posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 05:55 PM
when i read that news article about Lakes of methane on that moon(not planet)...

i began thinking that the fluids seen on Mars
might be liquid methane as opposed to 'water'...since there's been traces of methane in the Mars' atmosphere already established by spectography & soil analysis.....why not assume its liquid methane and not water that the scientists are all hyped up over in the newer high resolution pics???

perhaps we should use the term 'worlds' instead of Planets, when in actuality the whole, 'early earth atmosphere' theory is present on
only one of planet Saturns' moons (Titan)

this discovery, does open the door to all those purist scientists, who follow the dogma of current scientific knowledge, and dismiss 'life' in foreign or alien environments ....(ya'll recall the thermal vent lifeforms that were ignorantly denied by [know-it-all] science? as an example?)

posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:15 AM
Ya know I was reading up on this and what caught my eye was that scientists don't know where the methane and the hydrocarbons that make it up are coming from because methane moloules have a relatively short shelf of about million years before breaking down and Titan is billions of years old. So the methane should have all broken down by now. Well now, what if the methane is a new phenomena, say even just a few thousand years old. How would we know? We wouldn't, And what would be causing it?

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