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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5906

Astrobiology and Planetary Missions
Editor(s): Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; G. Randall Gladstone
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 5906
Date Published: 22 September 2005
Softcover: 44 papers (474) pages
ISBN: 9780819459114

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Minimal ecosystems: spirochetes populations as an example of functional stability
Author(s): M. Berlanga; R. Guerrero
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Algal diversity in North American desert soils
Author(s): Valerie R. Flechtner; Rainer A. Ng; Jeffrey R. Johansen; Sheri Antionio
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Morphology and elemental composition of recent and fossil cyanobacteria
Author(s): Ann St. Amand; Richard B. Hoover; Gregory A. Jerman; James Coston; Alexei Yu. Rozanov
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Anaerobic decomposition of cellulose by alkaliphilic microbial community of Owens Lake, California
Author(s): Elena V. Pikuta; Takashi Itoh; Richard B. Hoover
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Diversity of thermophilic archaeal isolates from hot springs in Japan
Author(s): Takashi Itoh; Naoto Yoshikawa; Tomonori Takashina
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Microbial iron respiration near 100°C
Author(s): James F. Holden; Lawrence F. Feinberg
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Genomics of the thermo-acidophilic red alga Galdieria sulphuraria
Author(s): Guillaume G. Barbier; Marc Zimmermann; Andreas P. M. Weber
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Microbiological methodology in astrobiology
Author(s): S. S. Abyzov; L. M. Gerasimenko; R. B. Hoover; I. N. Mitskevich; A. L. Mulyukin; M. N. Poglazova; A. Y. Rozanov
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Extremophiles, survivophiles, and the continuity of life on Earth
Author(s): Carol Chao; Carissa E. Chu; Jonathan D. Trent
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A circadian biosignature in the labeled release data from Mars?
Author(s): Hans P. A. Van Dongen; Joseph D. Miller; Gilbert V. Levin; Patricia A. Straat
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Mars life: how Darwinian pressures might have shaped its form and function
Author(s): Gilbert V. Levin
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Evidence for liquid water on comets
Author(s): Robert B. Sheldon; Richard B. Hoover
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Teaching astrobiology: a scientific and a cultural imperative
Author(s): Telma Rodrigues; Francisco Carrapico
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NASA’s planetary protection program as an astrobiology teaching module
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb
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The search for life in the universe
Author(s): P. C. W. Davies
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Mineralized remains of morphotypes of filamentous cyanobacteria in carbonaceous meteorites
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover
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Probabilistic geobiological classification using elemental abundance distributions and lossless image compression in fossils, meteorites, and microorganisms
Author(s): Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi; Richard B. Hoover
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The hollow spheres of the Orgueil meteorite: a re-examination
Author(s): Martine Rossignol-Strick; Richard B. Hoover; Gregory Jerman; James Coston
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Geobiological events in the Precambrian era
Author(s): A. Yu. Rozanov
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Stromatolites: biogenicity, biosignatures, and bioconfusion
Author(s): Stanley M. Awramik; Kathleen Grey
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Establishing criteria to assess the possible origin(s) of life elsewhere in our solar system
Author(s): Michael H. Engel; Stephen A. Macko
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Symbiogenesis and the early evolution of life
Author(s): Francisco Carrapico; Telma Rodrigues
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The use of ultraviolet excitation of native fluorescence for identifying biomarkers in halite crystals
Author(s): Melanie R. Mormile; Michael Storrie-Lombardi
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Prebiotic significance of the Maillard reaction
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb; Milica Bajagic; William Zhu; George D. Cody
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Making silica rock coatings in the lab: synthetic desert varnish
Author(s): Randall S. Perry; Vera M. Kolb; Ajish I. Philip; Bridget Y. Lynne; Nicola McLoughlin; Mark Sephton; David Wacey; Owen R. Green
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How desert varnish forms?
Author(s): Randall S. Perry; Vera M. Kolb; Bridget Y. Lynne; Mark A. Sephton; Nicola Mcloughlin; Michael H. Engel; Lorraine Olendzenski; Martin Brasier; James T. Staley
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Post-Bayesian strategies to optimize astrobiology instrument suites: lessons from Antarctica and the Pilbara
Author(s): Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi
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Utilizing active mid-infrared microspectrometry for in situ analysis of cryptoendolithic microbial communities of Battleship Promontory, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Author(s): K. P. Hand; R. W. Carlson; H. Sun; M. Anderson; W. Wadsworth; R. Levy
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At-distance controlled diffractometer for XRD measurements in field
Author(s): Giovanni Berti
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Progress toward the development of lifeform detection algorithms for the deep phreatic thermal explorer (DEPTHX)
Author(s): Ernest A. Franke; Michael J. Magee; Michael P. Rigney; Bill C. Stone
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Large laser sparks for laboratory simulation of high-energy-density events in planetary atmospheres
Author(s): Dagmar Babankova; Libor Juha; Svatopluk Civias; Michal Bittner; Jaroslav Cihelka; Andrzej Bartnik; Henryk Fiedorowicz; Janusz Mikolajczyk; Leszek Ryc; Miroslav Pfeifer; Jiri Skala; Jiri Ullschmied
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Contribution of superconductivity to possible interstellar propagation of organic molecules by electromagnetic way
Author(s): Vladimir V. Tchernyi; Sergey V. Kapranov
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Ideas on the emergence of life by a quantity-to-quality transition of the abiotic matter
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb
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ALICE: the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph aboard the New Horizons Pluto mission spacecraft
Author(s): S. Alan Stern; John Scherrer; David C. Slater; G. R. Gladstone; Greg Dirks; John Stone; Michael Davis; Marteen Versteeg; O. H. W. Siegmund
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Radiometric performance results of the New Horizons' ALICE UV imaging spectrograph
Author(s): David C. Slater; Michael W. Davis; Catherine B. Olkin; John Scherrer; S. Alan Stern
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LAMP: The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project aboard the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission
Author(s): G. Randall Gladstone; S. Alan Stern; Kurt D. Retherford; Ron Black; John R. Scherrer; David C. Slater; John M. Stone; Paul D. Feldman; Dana Crider
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X-ray probes of Jupiter's auroral zones, Galilean moons, and the Io plasma torus
Author(s): R. F. Elsner; B. D. Ramsey; D. A. Swartz; J. A Gaskin; P. Rehak; J. H. Waite; J. F. Cooper; R. E. Johnson
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Feasibility studies of laser desorption to study surfaces of Jupiter's icy moons
Author(s): M. Chou; J. Arenberg; L. Sollitt
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Design and fabrication of the New Horizons Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager
Author(s): S. J. Conard; F. Azad; J. D. Boldt; A. Cheng; K. A. Cooper; E. H. Darlington; M. P. Grey; J. R. Hayes; P. Hogue; K. E. Kosakowski; T. Magee; M. F. Morgan; E. Rossano; D. Sampath; C. Schlemm; H. A. Weaver
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Calibration of the New Horizons Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager
Author(s): F. Morgan; S. J. Conard; H. A. Weaver; O. Barnouin-Jha; A. F. Cheng; H. W. Taylor; K. A Cooper; R. H. Barkhouser; R. Boucarut; E. H. Darlington; M. P. Grey; I. Kuznetsov; T. J. Madison; M. A. Quijada; D. J. Sahnow; J. M. Stock
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Ralph: a visible/infrared imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper belt mission
Author(s): Dennis Reuter; Alan Stern; James Baer; Lisa Hardaway; Donald Jennings; Stuart McMuldroch; Jeffrey Moore; Cathy Olkin; Robert Parizek; Derek Sabatke; John Scherrer; John Stone; Jeffrey Van Cleve; Leslie Young
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Microfossils as biosignatures
Author(s): Hugo Beraldi-Campesi
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Fossil microorganisms in Archaean deposits of Northern Karelia
Author(s): M. M. Astafieva; R. B. Hoover; A. Yu. Rozanov; A. B. Vrevskiy
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Historical development of the distinction between bio- and abiogenesis
Author(s): Robert B. Sheldon
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