Saturn’s Moon Added to List of Candidates for Supporting Life in Solar System

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  • Britney Schmidt Britney Schmidt

Vinyl cyanide sounds both deadly and stylish, and the lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan are filled with it, according to a new study. Despite its scary name, the presence of vinyl cyanide in Titan's atmosphere actually makes the moon a potential candidate for harboring life. Britney Schmidt, assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is quoted because of her research into Jupiter's moon Europa, the best candidate so far for supporting life elsewhere in the solar system. 

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