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Would tardigrades survive on Titan?

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Ontophile
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Jul26-14, 01:13 AM
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If Titan's hydrocarbon seas were seeded with tardigrades, would the tardigrades survive and thrive?
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Jul26-14, 05:46 AM
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No, the surface temperature is much too cold and there is nothing for them to eat. Tardigrades are only able to survive at the 94 kelvin of Titan's surface in a sort of "hibernation" state and would die after a few days.
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Jul26-14, 09:32 AM
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Tardigrades require oxygen for respiration - the atmosphere on Titan is primarily nitrogen and methane, with other hydrocarbons. No oxygen as far as is known.

Mniazi
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Jul28-14, 11:14 AM
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Would tardigrades survive on Titan?

I dont think Tardigrades would survive, but you can always assume a life form which needs liquid methane except water to survive, and needs other chemicals to live.


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