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Martian Organic Molecules Came From Natural “Batteries”

Martian Organic Molecules Came From Natural “Batteries”

A close-up look at minerals in Martian meteorites shows that complex organic compounds formed not from life, but from electrochemical reactions similar to the ones that occur in a battery.

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New Tunable Laser Spectrometer Measures Rare Methane Isotopologues 23 June 2014 Feature

Methane is not only an important energy resource and a major component of biogeochemical cycles,…

New Short Film: The Next Giant Leap 22 April 2014 Feature

A new short film investigates the challenges of sending human missions to Mars, a goal that many…

Nitrogen Concentration in Earth’s Archean Atmosphere 24 September 2013 Feature

Earth plays host to life thanks to numerous unique planetary characteristics, one of which is the…

Low Temperature Rock-Catalyzed Hydrogen Production 11 June 2013 Feature

In the absence of photosynthesis, life faces significant challenges. Despite this, the earliest…

Deep Carbon Research on Earth Informs us about Mars 10 April 2013 Feature

Without liquid water, life is impossible. The search for life on other planets, therefore, is…

Abiotic Methane Formation by Serpentinization 13 February 2013 Feature

Magnetite, chromite, and metal-rich minerals commonly found on olivine surfaces are likely to…

Martian Carbon 15 February 2012 Feature

The source and nature of carbon found in Martian meteorites has been a topic of intense past debate…

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