January 22, 2005

Life on Titan?

The recent landing of the Huygens probe have some scientists comparing Titan to what the Earth might have once looked like--prompting some to speculate that Titan may have or is currently harbouring life.

For the record, should signs of life ever be detected on Titan, I will eat my shorts. It's my opinion that the odds of life ever having come into being on that frozen methane-drenched orb are close to nil -- it's simply too far from the solar system's habitable zone and too inhospitable for the emergence of life.

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