San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
2 - 6 August 2009
Conference 7441B
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XII
Tuesday - Thursday 4 - 6 August 2009
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Abstract Due:
19 January 2009

Author Notification:
27 March 2009

Manuscript Due Date:
7 July 2009

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Sunday 2 August Show All Abstracts
Astronomical Optics and Instrumentation Plenary Session
Sunday 2 August 2009
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

10% of the Telescope: 40 Years of Adaptive Optics,
Robert K. Tyson, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)

TMT and Segmented Mirror Telescopes,
Jerry Nelson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)

Prospects for Direct Imaging and Characterization of Exoplanets from Space,
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Symposium-wide Plenary Session
Sunday 2 August 2009
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 6A

Four Hundred Years through the Eye of the Telescope
Jerry Nelson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (USA)


Peering into the Explosion: Using Stellar Archaeology to Unlock the Mysteries of Supernovae
Tracey Delaney, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (USA)
Tuesday 4 August Show All Abstracts
Welcome and Introductions
Tuesday 4 August 2009
1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Session 1:
Microfossils and Biomarkers in Meteorites and Ancient Terrestrial Rocks I
Tuesday 4 August 2009
1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Life on Mars: new evidence from martian meteorites (Invited Paper)
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Microfossils in carbonaceous meteorites
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Volcanic glasses as habitat for microfossils: evidence from the early Paleoproterozoic pillow lavas of Karelia and their modern analogues in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
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Session 2:
Microfossils and Biomarkers in Meteorites and Ancient Terrestrial Rocks II
Tuesday 4 August 2009
3:20 PM - 4:45 PM
Partial racemization of amino acids in meteorites: implications for their possible modes of origin (Invited Paper)
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On the search for the amino acids on the lunar surface as it relates to other extraterrestrial bodies
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Fossil microorganisms and formation of Early Precambrian weathering crusts (Invited Paper)
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Panel Discussion: Life in the Cosmos
Tuesday 4 August 2009
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 5 August Show All Abstracts
Session 3:
Instrumentation for Astrobiology
Wednesday 5 August 2009
8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
A spectroscopic polarimeter for detecting chiral signatures in astrobiological samples (Invited Paper)
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Laser induced fluorescence emission (L.I.F.E.): in situ and remote detection of life in Antarctic and Alaskan ice (Invited Paper)
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Integrated ray tracing simulation of spectral bio-signatures from full 3D earth model (Invited Paper)
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A micro fluorescent activated cell sorter for astrobiology applications
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Session 4:
Mars, Venus, and Astrobiology I
Wednesday 5 August 2009
10:25 AM - 12:15 PM
The discovery of liquid water on Mars and its implications for astrobiology (Invited Paper)
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Methane and life on Mars (Invited Paper)
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Oxidation of organic materials with perchlorates: relevance to the chemistry on the Martian surface (Invited Paper)
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The mechanism of frost cracks formation and evolution in high latitudes on Mars
Paper 7441-33
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Session 5:
Mars, Venus, and Astrobiology II
Wednesday 5 August 2009
1:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Multi-fractal property of perchlorate reductase gene sequences and DNA photonics application to UV fluorescence detection on Mars-like surfaces (Invited Paper)
Paper 7441-14
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Can Venus shed microorganisms?
Paper 7441-15
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Raman imaging for high throughput biomarker field detections
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Session 6:
Microbial Extremophiles I
Wednesday 5 August 2009
3:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Diversity of bacterial communities in the lakes of Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica (Invited Paper)
Paper 7441-17
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Anaerobic psychrophiles from Lake Zub and Lake Untersee, Antarctica
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Psychrotolerant anaerobes from Lake Podprudnoye, Antarctica and penguin Spheniscus demersus colony, South Africa
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Cryoprotection from bacterial teichoic acid (Invited Paper)
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An optical spectroscopic study correlating the yellow rain and cultured red rain microbes (Invited Paper)
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Session 7:
Microbial Extremophiles II
Thursday 6 August 2009
8:00 AM - 9:50 AM
High throughput 454 pyrosequencing to assess benthic bacteria biodiversity off central Chile (Invited Paper)
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Life in ice: implications to astrobiology
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Decomposition of alternative chirality amino acids by alkaliphilic anaerobe from Owens Lake, California
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Nucleotide fluctuation of radiation-resistant Halobacterium sp. NRC-1 single-stranded DNA-binding protein (RPA) genes (Invited Paper)
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Session 8:
Astrobiology and Planetary Protection
Thursday 6 August 2009
10:20 AM - 12:55 PM
Origin of petroleum within our solar system, a review: emphasis on the future prospects of major oil and gas discovery within Mars and moons of various planets (Invited Paper)
Paper 7441-26
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Panspermia and horizontal gene transfer
Paper 7441-27
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On the applicability of the identity problem to astrobiology
Paper 7441-28
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Astrobiology and green chemistry: a new pedagogical connection
Paper 7441-29
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The Drake Equation revisited
Paper 7441-30
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