The prospect of life on Jupiter

@article{Ponnamperuma2007ThePO,
  title={The prospect of life on Jupiter},
  author={C. Ponnamperuma and P. Molton},
  journal={Space life sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={32-44}
}
Recent research into the possibility of there being life in the Solar System other than on the Earth has suggested that Jupiter may be a good candidate. The reactions within its atmosphere, both photolytic and electrical, lead to the formation of many nitrile and amino compounds. We have simulated electrical discharges in the Jovian atmosphere, using anhydrous methane-ammonia mixtures, and shown the formation of simple aliphatic nitriles, amino-nitriles, and their oligomers. Including hydrogen… Expand
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