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  •  Significant quantities of complex organics (2+ / 0-)
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    Wreck Smurfy, Cassandra Waites

    that can almost only exist from metabilic processes as another commenter has said.

    Remember that many organic compounds exist sans life. But there are some compounds that virtually never exist in significan quantities in a sterile environment.

    Moreover, the REAL kicker would be if these are compounds with short half-lives. Hint: it would mean life probably still exists there.

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