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Numerous Biotic Organics on Mars

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:15
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1. The “X-ray amorphous” portions in 
2. Most of the “X-ray amorphous” portions are organics undetectable by CheMin but detected by SAM (see )
X-ray amorphous material includes volcanic glass and organics (see ).
The 30 to 75 percent X-ray amorphous material cannot have come from meteorites, as only two meteorites were found in Gale Crater, Mars. The x-ray amorphous material is unlikely to be mostly volcanic glass, as there is no volcano in Gale Crater, Mars. So, the X-ray amorphous material should be mostly organics that resulted from biology rather than abiogenesis (see ) 


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