Earth may have seed Titan with life

Posted on Sunday, Mar 19 2006 @ 21:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
BBC News reports it's possible that rocks from Earth could have taken life to Saturn's moon Titan million years ago.
Earth microbes in these meteorites could have seeded the organic-rich world with life, scientists believe.

They think the impact on Earth that killed off the dinosaurs could have ejected enough material for some to reach far-off moons like Titan.

Details were unveiled at a major science conference in Houston, US.

The theory of panspermia holds that life on planets like Earth and Mars was seeded from space, perhaps hitching a ride on meteorites and comets.


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