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  1. Carbonates could be stable on Mars

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    November 24, 2010

    According to results obtained by the spaceborne UVolution experiment supported by CNES, carbonates would appear to withstand solar UV radiation. This is a significant discovery for Mars, since these minerals only form when water and certain bacteria are present.

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  2. 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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