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  • Did life first appear on Mars?

    Did life first appear on Mars?

    Boron is an element considered to be essential for life forms to proliferate. That the planet, Mars, had boron had been inferred from traces found in meteorites that originated there. Taken with other conditions on Mars, this suggested that Mars may have been the source of life on Earth itself. Discovery of boron on the …

    September 27, 2017
  • Boron detection on Mars

    Boron detection on Mars

    NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected boron for the first time on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient past. “No prior mission to Mars has found boron,” said Patrick Gasda of the US Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.  “If the boron that we …

    December 14, 2016