Sunday, October 10, 2010

UA team simulates lifes building blocks on Saturn's moon, Titan

A UA-led planetary research team found amino acids and nucleotide bases – the most important ingredients of life on Earth - when simulating possible chemical processes in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. UA grad student Sarah Horst [right, credit UA] presented the results on Thursday at the annual meeting of the Planetary Science Division of the American Astronomical Society in Pasadena, Calif.

[taken in part from a news release by Daniel Stolte, UA Communications]

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