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Organics Discovery at Mars' Gale Crater Hints at Existence of RNA and Ancient Life

"Because borates may play an important role in making RNA--one of the building blocks of life--finding boron on Mars further opens the possibility that life could have once arisen on the planet," said Patrick Gasda, a postdoctoral researcher at Los...        
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