Exobiology and the solar system: The CASSINI mission to Titan

F. Raulin, D. Gautier, W. H. Ip

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The recent Voyager mission and the simulation experiments in the laboratory suggest that a complex nitrogen-organic chemistry is occuring at the periphery of Titan. Thus, this satel lite of Saturn appears as a privileged place in the solar system for the study of extraterrestrial organic chemistry which can be considered as part of Exobiology. Projects of space mission relating to Titan are already under investigation, in particular with the "CASSINI" proposal. The CASSINI project is a combination of a Saturn orbiter and a Titan probe mission. Such a mission would allow the first study "in situ" of a complex extraterrestrial organic chemistry in atmospheric phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-824
Number of pages8
JournalOrigins of Life
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Dec 1984


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