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Scientists examining images from the Cassini craft think they may be closer to showing there is liquid hydrocarbon on Saturn's moon Titan. Radar images of a strip of the moon, covering 1% of the surface, revealed dark patches which could indicate liquid methane or ethane...

2004-10-29

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Liquid methane rain feeds river channels, lakes, streams, and springs on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, images from the Huygens probe show...

2005-01-21

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Scientists will comb data sent back from Titan by the Huygens probe for the chemical signature of life in a bid to identify the moon's source of methane. Methane is constantly destroyed by UV light so there must be a source within Titan to replenish the atmosphere. Life is a possible - though some think unlikely - source of this hydrocarbon along with geological processes. The surface is too cold for biology, but microbes could...

2005-01-25

 Moon extraterrestrial life Titan Saturn methane Huygens
Researchers have long speculated that Titan might harbour open bodies of liquid methane - and the 235km by 75km target is the best candidate to date. But they are being cautious about interpreting the feature, which has what looks to be a smooth shoreline. The scientists say the object could simply be dark, solid deposits caught in a sinkhole of volcanic caldera.

2005-06-29

 Moon Cassini Titan Saturn methane lake
Hopes of finding hydrocarbon oceans on Saturn's smoggy moon, Titan, appear to be dashed, scientists report in Nature. The moon's atmosphere is thick with methane and ethane, prompting speculation that lakes or oceans of these chemicals may sit on the surface...

2005-08-04

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Large quantities of methane gas have been detected on Mars, Nasa scientists have announced in Science journal. The gas could be produced either by geological activity or by life.

2009-01-15

 Mars life methane
Part of it comes through methane made by the animals as they digest food. So which farm animals expel the most methane?

2009-10-28

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The researchers argue that the methane must therefore be created by geologic or chemical processes, or it is a by-product of microbial life.

2009-12-09

 Mars extraterrestrial life methane meteorite astrobiology
A daring proposal to try to put a "boat" down on a sea of Saturn's moon Titan is about to be submitted to Nasa. The scientific team behind the idea is targeting Ligeia Mare, a vast body of liquid methane sited in the high north of Saturn's largest moon...

2009-12-19

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For most people the waste they eject from their bodies is something they don't bother thinking about once they've shut the toilet door behind them. But there are some who think human waste could be a major part of a stable gas supply...

2010-04-19

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