Scientists at the University of Campinas in Brazil have discovered that ideal conditions would arise on one of Saturn’s largest moons, possibly the place of origin of life.
Science notes that, according to the results of the study, organic carbohydrates cover the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. And covered by an ice crust below it a water ocean at a depth of 100 kilometers from the surface.
From these results, the researchers concluded that the collision of the moon with a comet or a meteor had caused the breaking of the ice crust, which led to the gathering of water and organic materials in the craters arising from the collision, and this, according to the scientists, became a reason for the emergence of the simplest organisms.
For her part, the French planetary scientist, Lea Bonvoy from the Sorbonne University, points out that “as a result of the collision of space bodies, a temporary basin of warm water is formed, which constitutes favorable conditions for the birth of life.”
Source: RIA Novosti