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2007-Dec-12, 05:37 PM
Building Blocks Of Life Formed On Mars, Scientists Conclude (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071211095141.htm)

Organic compounds contain carbon and hydrogen and form the building blocks of all life on Earth. By analyzing organic material and minerals in the Martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001, scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory have shown for the first time that building blocks of life formed on Mars early in its history. Previously, scientists have thought that organic material in ALH 84001 was brought to Mars by meteorite impacts or more speculatively originated from ancient Martian microbes.

2007-Dec-12, 06:58 PM
ToSeeked (http://www.bautforum.com/universe-today-story-comments/68000-building-blocks-life-can-form-cold-rocky-planets-anywhere.html#post1131694), or Frasered in this case.

2007-Dec-13, 10:32 PM
I wrote about this in my exploration journal on Wednesday.