Originally Posted by tooge
I get the big news, but I've never understood why it is so important to find "organic compounds". Haven't we already found vast lakes of methane liquids on some moons and other planets? Methane is organic, ethane is organic, etc. Doesn't mean life.
Methane and ethane are not "compounds" in the classic sense. They are things that exist in all nature, much like oxygen. We know they exist everywhere. The "organic compounds" that matter are ones not normally observed in nature off planet Earth. Compounds that could be interpreted as life that may have decomposed or would be essential elements that could contribute to the formation of life.
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