So, within our solar system – on Saturn’s moon (Titan), there is new evidence to support the concept that massive lakes once existed. The evidence also suggests that this “alien lake” could have supported the lives of 36 billion giant squid. But, are we talking spatially, or literally? Like, the lake is SO big it could physically shelter 36 billion giant squid? Or, are we literally talking about how 36 billion giant squid once squirmed around in there?
Bear with me. And also bear with National Geographic, who is apparently reporting that when “winter comes to Titan’s poles, it brings seasonal downpours of toxic molecules that could, under the right conditions, assemble themselves into structures like the biological membranes that encase living cells on Earth. Called vinyl cyanide, those molecules are created high in Titan’s atmosphere, and now, scientists know there’s a truckload of them tucked into the moon’s orange haze that probably rain down on its icy surface.”
What. I beg your pardon, did you say something about “biological membranes that encase living cells”? Also, apparently once the “compound” gets into one of these outer space moon “lakes”, if it at all even self-assembles… we’re still working with the foundation that the molecule’s ability to form these biological membranes is purely hypothesis. Plus, we’re also hypothesizing that this stuff will “self assemble”.
Titan, the moon of Saturn, is apparently the “only other world in the solar system where liquids stream and surge across the surface, it clings to a puffy nitrogen atmosphere, and it’s literally covered in complex organic compounds,” according once more to National Geographic. The “other” world being Earth. Yeah sure, sounds just like earth, with its “liquid hydrocarbon lakes”, “frozen plastic sand”, and liquid methane flows.
More science: Apparently vinyl cyanide has the ability to “self-assemble into membrane-like structures called azotosomes”. Researchers stated that the vinyl cyanide and the azotosomes may have the ability to form liquid methane seas. These same compounds are so abundant on Titan, that professional scientists theorize that billions of giant squid could be “formed” in these conditions.