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Old 07 June 2018, 07:20 PM
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Icon102 'Building blocks' for life discovered on Mars

'Building blocks' for life discovered in 3-billion-year-old organic matter on Mars

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ter/681597002/

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The "building blocks" for life have been discovered in 3-billion-year-old organic matter on Mars, NASA scientists announced Thursday.

Researchers cannot yet say whether their discovery stems from life or a more mundane geological process. However, “we’re in a really good position to move forward looking for signs of life," said Jennifer Eigenbrode, a NASA biogeochemist and lead author of a study published Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal Science.

The findings were also remarkable, in that it showed that organic material can be preserved for billions of years on the harsh Martian surface.
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