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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Les carbonates semblent résister au Soleil sur Mars

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    November 24, 2010

    D’après les résultats de l’expérience UVolution, menée dans l’espace et soutenue par le CNES, les carbonates résisteraient aux UV solaires. Une découverte de taille pour la planète Mars puisque ces minéraux ne se forment qu’en présence d’eau et de certaines bactéries.

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  5. 2008: traces of life in a meteorite could withstand an atmospheric re-entry

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    October 3, 2011

    2008 TRACES OF LIFE IN A METEORITE COULD WITHSTAND AN ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY Update: 10/03/2011

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