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Building block of life found on martian clay

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A meteorite from Mars may hold one of the building blocks of life. Researchers have examined a piece of space rock that they recovered from Antarctica and discovered that it holds high concentrations of boron, an element that when present in its oxidized form may have played a key role in the formation of RNA.

Read the full story here: Mars Meteorite Holds Building Block of Life: Clues in Boron-Rich Clay

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