Jones, Eriita; Lineweaver, Charles
The correlation between liquid water and life may be our most reliable tool in the search for extraterrestrial life. To help develop this tool, we explore the complex relationship between liquid water, partial pressure, and solute freezing point depression on Earth and Mars and discuss the conditions under which liquid water is metastable on Mars. We establish the physical conditions for the existence of saline aqueous solutions in the pores of the martian near surface substratum. We find that...[Show more]
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