One of the human race's enduring questions pertains to how life began on this planet. Has DieChecker found the answer (this is asked very tongue in cheek )? Are we, and all of nature, the result of some interplanetary probe's deposits 3.5 billion years ago ?
At that time, the Earth's atmosphere was a primarily methane and ammonia concoction, and biologists propose that life began with organisms such as cyanobacteria which created oxygen through anaerobic respiration. Should this prove to be the case, we wouldn't have to look far to try and replicate the process. Titan has an atmosphere very similar to Earth's from that era, and although we'd be cutting it a little fine with a 3.5 billion year experiment it would be fun to try. Anyone got a probe and some cyanobacteria ?