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Building Block for Life Found in Mars Meteorite

 

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Scientists have found a potential building block for life in a Martian meteorite recovered from Antarctica.

 

Parts of the rock contain rich concentrations of boron, which biochemists suspect played a key role in the development of ribonucleic acid, or RNA.

 

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A cool discovery. I'd be willing to bet that Mars did have life at some point, so it's neat that we have evidence it was highly likely.

 

But, how do these scientists know the meteorite, found on Earth, is from Mars?

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A cool discovery. I'd be willing to bet that Mars did have life at some point, so it's neat that we have evidence it was highly likely.

 

But, how do these scientists know the meteorite, found on Earth, is from Mars?

Composition.

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A cool discovery. I'd be willing to bet that Mars did have life at some point, so it's neat that we have evidence it was highly likely.

 

 

I suspect it did too. I just wish we could find evidence of it. 

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I suspect it did too. I just wish we could find evidence of it. 

I feel we already have, just nothing we can call conclusive.

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It never supported life... I'd be willing to bet on that.  The "building blocks of life" are everywhere in the universe.  Boron?  I would suspect we might find it throughout the solar system as it is produced in general space from colliding cosmic rays and other, lighter forms of matter.  Not sure why that is suddenly such a big deal, except to sensationalize and continue interest in the possibilities of life on Mars.  Then again, imagining such things IS fun.

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