By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

But deskpro2k3, what is an Organic Molecule?

Answer: Organic molecules are the molecules of life and are built around chains of carbon atoms. There are four main organic molecules that combine to build cells and their parts: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids (DNA/RNA).

Source: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-finds-ancient-organic-material-mysterious-methane-on-mars

The Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old.

Ancient Organics Discovered on Mars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0gsz8EHiNc