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This is an image showing the clouds of Titan.
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Can there be Life in the Environment of Titan?

The air of Titan is a lot like the Earth's, except that it is very cold, from -330 degrees to -290 degrees! Like the Earth, there is a lot of Nitrogen and other complex molecules.

There also may be an ocean made of methane molecules, or maybe even a layer of water inside the moon. Some creatures on Earth can live in an environment of very cold water.

Except for the cold, these signs would be friendly for some sort of life.

Overall, however, not much is known about the moon Titan. Up close exploration with a probe, as shown in this drawing, would help scientists better figure out if life could survive there.

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