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  1. AMINO to probe the origins of life

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    December 2, 2008

    The 3rd exobiology experiment devised by the LISA laboratory in Créteil, France, supported by CNES, lifted off on board a Russian Soyuz launcher on 26 November. Called AMINO, it aims to study the viability of certain organic molecules in space, like for example those found in comets.

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  2. Unsettling time for AMINO in space

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    January 14, 2009

    The AMINO exobiology experiment supported by CNES was scheduled to be installed on the Russian module of the ISS on 23 December, but the EVA astronauts doing the job had to back-track after a last-minute electrical hitch.

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  3. Organic matter would have a tough time on Mars

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    August 2, 2010

    The UVolution photochemistry experiment has delivered its 1st results. Certain organic molecules would be degraded by the Sun’s UV rays in space.

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