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Evaluation of meteorites as habitats for terrestrial microorganisms: Results from the Nullarbor Plain, Australia, a Mars analogue site

Tait, Alastair W.; Wilson, Siobhan A.; Tomkins, Andrew G.; Gagen, Emma J.; Fallon, Stewart J.; Southam, Gordon

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Unambiguous identification of biosignatures on Mars requires access to well-characterized, long-lasting geochemical standards at the planet’s surface that can be modified by theoretical martian life. Ordinary chondrites, which are ancient meteorites that commonly fall to the surface of Mars and Earth, have well-characterized, narrow ranges in trace element and isotope geochemistry compared to martian rocks. Given that their mineralogy is more attractive to known chemolithotrophic life than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-10-15
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/139050
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.07.025
Access Rights: Open Access

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