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NOVA: Asteroids and Comets Shower Mars with Organics

Post by bystander » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:25 pm

Asteroids and Comets Shower Mars with Organics
Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) | 2018 Mar 13

Asteroids and comets appear to be a much more important suppliers of organic molecules on Mars than expected. Until now, astronomers assumed that the organics on Mars mainly came from dust particles from space. Now, computer simulations by an international team of researchers led by Dutch astronomers indicate that one-third of the material comes from asteroids and comets. ...

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