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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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  3. 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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  4. Exobiology: from the Cosmos to the laboratory

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    December 6, 2007

    After 12 days in orbit, the Foton capsule landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan 26 September with its 43 scientific experiments intact. French exobiologists have since started working in the laboratory on samples returned from the European experiments on board.

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  5. 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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  6. Amino a du mal à s’installer dans l’Espace

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    January 6, 2009

    L’expérience d’exobiologie soutenue par le CNES devait être installée sur un module russe de l’ISS le 23 décembre. Les astronautes ont du faire marche arrière au tout dernier moment à cause d’une panne électrique.

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  7. Amino: comprendre l’apparition de la vie

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    November 26, 2008

    La 3e expérience d’exobiologie du Lisa de Créteil, soutenue par le CNES, s’est envolée ce 26 novembre à bord d’une fusée russe Soyouz. Objectif : étudier la viabilité dans l’espace de certaines molécules organiques, par exemple celles qu’on trouve dans les comètes.

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