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Mars in a Minute: Why Is Curiosity Looking for Organics?

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Organics are carbon-based molecules and key ingredients to life. Scientists want to know if organics can be found on Mars. However, finding organics is difficult because they easily break down when exposed to harsh things like extreme radiation and chemical oxidants. These broken down particles give the Martian surface its rusty color. Part of the “Mars in a Minute” series.

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Mars in a Minute
Episode 1
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
Mars in a Minute
Episode 2
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Mars in a Minute
Episode 2
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Episode 4
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Episode 5
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