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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 6309

Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology IX
Editor(s): Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Y. Rozanov
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Volume Number: 6309
Date Published: 28 August 2006
Softcover: 29 papers (286) pages
ISBN: 9780819463883

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Identification and analysis of carbon-bearing phases in the Martian meteorite Nakhla
Author(s): E. K. Gibson; D. S. McKay; S. J. Clemett; K. L. Thomas-Keprta; S. J. Wentworth; F. Robert; A. B. Verchovsky; I. P. Wright; C. T. Pillinger; T. Rice; B. Van Leer; A. Meibom; S. M. Mostefaoui; L. Le
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Fossils of Prokaryotic microorganisms in the Orgueil meteorite
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover
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Aqueous biotic and abiotic alteration of silicate rock: evaluation of landing sites on Mars for their potential of revealing evidence for life
Author(s): Martin R. Fisk; Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi; Jennifer A. Josef
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Fossil microorganisms in the Archaean
Author(s): Marina M. Astafieva; Richard B. Hoover; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Alexander B. Vrevskiy
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The use of biochemical methods in extraterrestrial life detection
Author(s): Gene McDonald
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Probabilistic classification of elemental abundance distributions in Nakhla and Apollo 17 lunar dust samples
Author(s): Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi; Richard B. Hoover; Mian Abbas; G. Jerman; J. Coston; Martin Fisk
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Amino acids as probes for ancient life in the solar system
Author(s): Michael H. Engel; Randall S. Perry
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Chirality, quantum mechanics, and biological determinism
Author(s): P. C. W. Davies
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Bacterial utilization of L-sugars and D-amino acids
Author(s): Elena V. Pikuta; Richard B. Hoover; Brig Klyce; Paul C. W. Davies; Pauline Davies
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On the Maillard reaction of meteoritic amino acids
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb; Milica Bajagic; Patrick J. Liesch; Ajish Philip; George D. Cody
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Modern myths of Mars
Author(s): Gilbert V. Levin
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Multispectral microimager for astrobiology
Author(s): R. Glenn Sellar; Jack D. Farmer; Andrew Kieta; Julie Huang
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Rovers within rovers: a hierarchical approach
Author(s): Gregory Konesky
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Role of amino acids and their Maillard mixtures with ribose in the biosilicification process
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb; Patrick J. Liesch
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The new Titan: an astrobiological perspective
Author(s): F. Raulin; Y. Bénilan; P. Coll; D. Coscia; M.-C. Gazeau; E. Hébrard; A. Jolly; M.-J. Nguyen; C. Romanzin; R. Sternberg
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Comets, asteroids, meteorites, and the origin of the Biosphere
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover
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Tidally heated moons: from icy worlds to temperate habitats
Author(s): Caleb A. Scharf
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Implications of cometary water: deep impact, stardust, and Hyabusa
Author(s): Robert B. Sheldon; Richard B. Hoover
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The sulfur cycle in a permanently meromictic haloalkaline lake
Author(s): Holly C. Pinkart; Brita Simonsen; Brent Peyton; Melanie Mormile
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Changes in carbon cycling under lowered sulfate conditions in hypersaline microbial mats as ascertained by stable carbon isotopes
Author(s): Cheryl A. Kelley; Brad M. Bebout; Leslie E. Prufert-Bebout; Jason M. Smith
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The origins of life and the mechanisms of biological evolution
Author(s): Francisco Carrapiço
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A sideways view of stromatolites: complexity metrics for stromatolite laminae
Author(s): Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi; Stanley M. Awramik
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How can we teach astrobiology and survive?
Author(s): Telma Rodrigues; Francisco Carrapiço
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MR PRISM: a spectral analysis tool for the PRISM
Author(s): Adrian J. Brown; Michael Storrie-Lombardi
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µ-XRFA and µ-EXAFS measurements of organic and non-organic samples: status report
Author(s): Alexei Erko
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Suppression of speckles at high-adaptive correction using speckle symmetry
Author(s): E. E. Bloemhof
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On the definition of life: taking the Aristotelian approach
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb
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Carbon isotopic gradients in the Martian crust: implications for past or present life on Mars
Author(s): Mark A. Sephton; Stephen Self; Alexander B. Verchovsky; Monica M. Grady; Randall S. Perry; Michael H. Engel; Ian Wright
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Thiophenes as indicators of aqueous alteration in carbonaceous meteorites
Author(s): Mark A. Sephton; Randall S. Perry; Richard B. Hoover
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