Scientists from the University of Campinas have found that one of the largest moons of Saturn has found the “cradle of life.”
According to scientists, the surface of Titan, the moon of Saturn, is covered with organic hydrocarbons and an ice crust, under which there is an ocean at a depth of 100 km.
On the surface of Titan, liquid can definitely exist. Scientists believe that directly liquid water can be under the ice shell.
According to scientists, water from the bowels of Titan sometimes has to mix with hydrocarbons on the surface. This happens due to collisions with other bodies: then cracks are formed.
In the crater formed from the impact from a space body, a temporary pool of warm water is formed. According to the authors of the study, this factor could trigger the emergence of the simplest living organisms.
After simulating the impact that led to the formation of the Menrwa crater, experts concluded that this was possible.
Scientists believe that following this scenario, the ideal conditions for the origin of life should have formed on Titan.