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  •  Although nitrogen itself (2+ / 0-)
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    is inert, with the presense of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, nitrogen is converted to ammonia.  Nitrifying bacteria covnert ammonia to nitrites and then nitrates.  Denitrifying bacteria then converte nitrates back to nitrogen.

    Sigline? What Sigline?

    by Khun David on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 05:58:23 AM PDT

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    •  Mars should have enough clathrates (2+ / 0-)
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      to provide the nitrogen given its early geologic death.  Earth still does and it's been venting continuously for eons.

      Nothing makes a Republican angrier than a smile on a poor child's face.

      by Troubadour on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 06:38:31 AM PDT

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