A powerful motive behind the Huygens Probe to Titan is the scientist's wish to see
what carbon molecules Nature makes from simple gases. Titan is far too cold for
life, and water is scarce. The atmosphere and surface of Saturn's peculiar moon
may nevertheless contain many chemicals of the kind that existed on the young
Earth, and stocked the primaeval soup in which the first living organisms appeared.
Last Update: 1 September 2019