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Possible biological structures in the Tissint Mars Meteorite
Author(s): Jamie Wallis; N. Chandra Wickramasinghe; Daryl H. Wallis; Nori Miyake; Max K. Wallis; Barry Di Gregorio; Richard Hoover
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Paper Abstract

Preliminary SEM/EDAX studies of the Tissint meteorite shows projections of interior spherical globules rich in C and O. Such concentrations of carbonaceous material in a matrix of mineral grains pose a mystery. These structures are consistent with remnants of biological structures.

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Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8521, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XV, 85210R (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2013827
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Jamie Wallis, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Daryl H. Wallis, Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Nori Miyake, Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Max K. Wallis, Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Barry Di Gregorio, Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Richard Hoover, Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Athens State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8521:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XV
Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Paul C. W. Davies, Editor(s)

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