Guest Blog: Life in a Galaxy Not So Far Away
At some point in every person’s life they wonder if there really is life beyond Earth. Instead of being “in a galaxy far, far away,” alien microbial life forms may be only three planets away — on Saturn’s moon, Titan.
As student writer Alyssa Abbas (BioSci) writes in her guest blog for Unscripted, many popular science fiction franchises depend on humanoid aliens to spin their stories. Titan is a popular sci-fi destination, but it is also of scientific interest since its chemistry and environment are promising for alien microbes. However, life on Titan would look different than life on Earth, largely because of the atmosphere and the chemical compounds that make up the moon.
What are the limits and possibilities of life on Titan? Read about them on Unscripted, the University’s research blog at mtu.edu/unscripted.