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B 5

Abundance: 0.0%

Boron, periodic table B, is a light metal. It's most common isotope has 5 neutrons for an average atomic mass of 10.

Boron was discovered on Mars in the Gale Crater by the Curiosity rover[1]. Boron was also identified in Martian meteorites. Boron concertation was 10-100 ppm.

The Boron is in the form of Borates, Boron Oxygen compounds. The boron found in Gale Crater was associated with calcium sulfates.