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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 6694

Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology X
Editor(s): Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Y. Rozanov; Paul C. W. Davies
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 6694
Date Published: 12 September 2007
Softcover: 46 papers (514) pages
ISBN: 9780819468420

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Front Matter: Volume 6694
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Reduced condition on early Earth and ATP-related mechanism of prebiological evolution
Author(s): E. M. Galimov
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Advanced search for the origin of life's homochirality: asymmetric photon induced processes on chiral compounds with far UV circularly polarized synchrotron radiation
Author(s): Laurent Nahon; Gustavo Garcia; Ivan Powis; Uwe Meierhenrich; André Brack
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Could there have been a single origin of life in a big bang universe?
Author(s): Richard Gordon; Richard B. Hoover
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Importance of the interaction between sodium silicate and organic materials to astrobiology: alcohol-based organo-silicates as potential biosignatures
Author(s): Patrick J. Liesch; Vera M. Kolb
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Contribution to a symbiogenic approach in astrobiology
Author(s): Francisco Carrapiço; Luísa Pereira; Telma Rodrigues
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Microfossils of cyanobacteria in carbonaceous meteorites
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover
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Early Proterozoic (2.04 GA) phosphorites of Pechenga Greenstone Belt and their origin
Author(s): Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Marina M. Astafieva; Richard B. Hoover
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Stable sulfur isotopes as probes for ancient life in the solar system
Author(s): Michael H. Engel
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The case for vestiges of early solar system biota in carbonaceous chondrites: petroleum geochemical snapshots and possible future petroleum prospects on Mars expedition
Author(s): Prasanta K. Mukhopadhyay; David J. Mossman; James M. Ehrman
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Ratios of biogenic elements for distinguishing recent from fossil microorganisms
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover
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Stardust and comets
Author(s): M. Burchell
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The cometary biosphere
Author(s): Robert B. Sheldon; Richard B. Hoover
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Dust jets, outbursts, and fragmentation of comets
Author(s): Zdenek Sekanina
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Searching for an alternative form of life on Earth
Author(s): P. C. W. Davies
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Titan: an astrobiological laboratory in the solar system
Author(s): Francois Raulin; Mai-Julie Nguyen; Patrice Coll
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The revival of life on Mars
Author(s): Gilbert V. Levin
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The hydrogen peroxide-water hypothesis for life on Mars and the problem of detection
Author(s): Joop M. Houtkooper; Dirk Schulze-Makuch
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The Biological Oxidant and Life Detection (BOLD) mission: an outline for a new mission to Mars
Author(s): Dirk Schulze-Makuch; Joop M. Houtkooper; Michael Knoblauch; Roberto Furfaro; Wolfgang Fink; Alberto G. Fairén; Hojatollah Vali; James N. Head; Darlene S. S. Lim; James Dohm; Louis N. Irwin; Mike Daly; Dale Andersen
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The Phoenix mission to Mars
Author(s): Peter H. Smith
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Diatoms: unique eukaryotic extremophiles providing insights into planetary change
Author(s): J. P. Kociolek
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How do bacteria reach the stratosphere?
Author(s): M. Wainwright
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VUV-UV absorption spectroscopy of DNA and UV screens suggests strategies for UV resistance during evolution and space travel
Author(s): Andreja Zalar; David Tepfer; Søren V. Hoffmann; Albert Kollmann; Sydney Leach
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Diatoms in space: testing prospects for reliable diatom nanotechnology in microgravity
Author(s): Richard Gordon; Richard B. Hoover; Jack A. Tuszynski; Javier de Luis; Philip J. Camp; Mary Ann Tiffany; Stephen S. Nagy; Mostafa Fayek; Pascal Jean Lopez; Beatriz E. Lerner
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Extremophiles and chemotrophs as contributors to astrobiological signatures on Europa: a review of biomarkers of sulfate-reducers and other microorganisms
Author(s): Joseph Seckbach; Julian Chela-Flores
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Characterization of a moderately halo-acidophilic bacterium isolated from Lake Brown, western Australia
Author(s): Melanie R. Mormile; Bo-young Hong; Nicholas T. Adams; Kathleen C. Benison; Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe
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Diversity, evolution, and horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in soda lakes
Author(s): Holly C. Pinkart; Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi
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Investigating microbial diversity and UV radiation impact at the high-altitude Lake Aguas Calientes, Chile
Author(s): Lorena Escudero; Guillermo Chong; Cecilia Demergasso; María Eugenia Farías; Nathalie A. Cabrol; Edmond Grin; Edwin Minkley; Yeoungeob Yu
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Mitigation of environmental extremes as a possible indicator of extended habitat sustainability for lakes on early Mars
Author(s): Nathalie A. Cabrol; Edmond A. Grin; Andrew N. Hock
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A nanopore-ARROW biosensor for life detection
Author(s): David Deamer; Holger Schmidt; Aaron R. Hawkins
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MR PRISM: a software suite for CRISM analysis
Author(s): Adrian J. Brown; Michael Storrie-Lombardi
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High-resolution light microscopy of nanoforms
Author(s): Vitaly Vodyanoy; Oleg Pustovyy; Arnold Vainrub
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In situ search for life traces in extraterrestrial samples by synchrotron x-ray fluorescence 2D and 3D imaging
Author(s): Laurence Lemelle; Alexandre Simionovici; Murielle Salomé; Pierre Bleuet; Jean Susini; Philippe Gillet
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Great Salt Lake halophilic microorganisms as models for astrobiology: evidence for desiccation tolerance and ultraviolet irradiation resistance
Author(s): Bonnie K. Baxter; Breanne Eddington; Misty R. Riddle; Tabitha N. Webster; Brian J. Avery
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Survival of microbial life under shock compression: implications for Panspermia
Author(s): M. Burchell
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ATCG nucleotide fluctuation of Deinococcus radiodurans radiation genes
Author(s): Todd Holden; R. Subramaniam; R. Sullivan; E. Cheung; C. Schneider; G. Tremberger; A. Flamholz; D. H. Lieberman; T. D. Cheung
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Radiotolerance of microorganisms isolated from radiation fields on a university campus: implications for shallow subsurface growth of microorganisms on Mars
Author(s): Melanie R. Mormile; Jacob J. Elmer; Scott J. Spychala
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Astrobiological polarimeter
Author(s): Neeraj Kothari; Aliakbar Jafarpour; Tracey L. Thaler; Rick Trebino; Andreas S. Bommarius
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Living strategies of unusual life forms on Earth and the relevance to astrobiology
Author(s): Patrick J. Liesch; Vera M. Kolb
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The importance of the Maillard-metal complexes and their silicates in astrobiology
Author(s): Patrick J. Liesch; Vera M. Kolb
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Apparent biotic micromorphologies of abiotic origin
Author(s): Gregory Konesky
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Is there red soil on Mars? (as proof of water and vegetation)
Author(s): Roland Paepe
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Microbial extremophiles in evolutionary aspect
Author(s): Elena V. Pikuta; Richard B. Hoover
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Remote sensing capacity of Raman spectroscopy in identification of mineral and organic constituents
Author(s): Bin Chen; Carol Stoker; Nathalie Cabrol; Christopher P. McKay
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Co-evolution of cyanophage and cyanobacteria in Antarctic lakes: adaptive responses to high UV flux and global warming
Author(s): Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi; Holly C. Pinkart
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Liquid water in comets: implications for astrobiology
Author(s): J. T. Wickramasinghe; N. C. Wickramasinghe; W. M. Napier
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Large multicellular filamentous bacteria under the oxygen minimum zone of the eastern South Pacific: a forgotten biosphere
Author(s): Victor Ariel Gallardo; Carola Espinoza
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