CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Sector 6

Have we discovered evidence for life on Titan?
11-11-2011  09:36:47

I am curious that with all the discussion of acetylene, ethane to methane, there is no mention of the necessary intermediate ethylene (ethene). If one see important compounds at each oxidation level here (methane, formaldehyde, formic acid, carbon dioxide) it would seem that ethylene would play a major role in your acetylene, ethylene, ethane, methane hydrogenation energy scheme. Where can I get more info on the relative amounts of these on Titan?