Why Look for a Trace of Carbonates in Space?

Space researchers often discuss the role of carbonates on¬†Mars, meteors,¬†dwarf planets, and in galaxies light years away. Astrobiology, a current buzzword in space research, is concerned with determining if life is possible elsewhere in the universe. What are carbonates and why are they of interest to astrobiologists? Carbonates are negatively charged molecules, or anions, containing … Continue reading Why Look for a Trace of Carbonates in Space?

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