Saturn”s Titan: A strict test for life”s cosmic ubiquity


Jonathan I. Lunine



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Giant Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets, including rings and magnetic fields, but not their satellites.Satellites: Galilean satellites, Titan, and the other satellites of the giant planets.


University of Arizona

In this white paper I argue that Titan provides a strict test for the Copernican hypothesis that life is a ubiquitous cosmic phenomenon. Planets with environments like Titan may be common in the cosmos, as they correspond to a roughly 1 AU orbit around M-dwarfs.


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