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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7819

Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIII
Editor(s): Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Paul C. W. Davies
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Volume Number: 7819
Date Published: 7 September 2010
Softcover: 34 papers (354) pages
ISBN: 9780819483157

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Front Matter: Volume 7819
Author(s): Proceedings of SPIE
SETI turns 50: five decades of progress in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Author(s): J. C. Tarter; A. Agrawal; R. Ackermann; P. Backus; S. K. Blair; M. T. Bradford; G. R. Harp; J. Jordan; T. Kilsdonk; K. E. Smolek; J. Richards; J. Ross; G. S. Shostak; D. Vakoch
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Chiral biomarkers and microfossils in carbonaceous meteorites
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover
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Pathways for the asymmetric amplification of protein amino acids in the Murchison meteorite
Author(s): Michael H. Engel; Stephen A. Macko
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Review on the origin of oil and hydrocarbon gases within our solar system: biogenic or abiogenic?
Author(s): Prasanta K. Mukhopadhyay; David J. Mossman; James M. Ehrman
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The distribution and stereochemistry of amino acids in rocks and sediments from harsh terrestrial environments: analogues for future studies of ancient extraterrestrial materials
Author(s): Michael H. Engel; Debra H. Engel
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Comparative methods of investigating microfossils in ancient Archaean to Lower Proterozoic (AR-PR1) rocks
Author(s): Marina M. Astafieva; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Richard B. Hoover
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Early Precambrian pillow lavas as habitat for microfossils
Author(s): Marina M. Astafieva; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Maria M. Bogina; Alexei V. Chistyakov; Eugene V. Sharkov; Richard B. Hoover
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Solventless and solid-state reactions as applied to the meteoritic chemistry
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb
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Role of the observer in the scientific process in astrobiology and in defining life
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb
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Instrument and materials development in Raman spectroscopy detection and imaging techniques for planetary explorations
Author(s): Tuan Tran; Zuki Tanaka; Chaoyang Jiang; Craig Burkhard; Chris McKay; Qibing Pei; Bin Chen
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Integrated ray tracing simulation of annual variation of spectral bio-signatures from cloud free 3D optical Earth model
Author(s): Dongok Ryu; Sug-Whan Kim; Dae Wook Kim; Jae-Min Lee; Hanshin Lee; Won Hyun Park; Sehyun Seong; Sun-Jeong Ham
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Deliquescence, liquid water, and the search for sources and sinks of methane on Mars
Author(s): N. O. Rennó; M. Mehta
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Solving the problems with chirality as a biomarker for alien life
Author(s): Gilbert V. Levin
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Likelihood of methane-producing microbes on Mars
Author(s): Joseph D. Miller; Marianne J. Case; Patricia Ann Straat; Gilbert V. Levin
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Astrobiological characteristics and possibility of life in the polar dark dune spots of Mars
Author(s): A. Kereszturi; Sz. Bérczi; A. Horváth; T. Pócs; A. Sik; E. Szathmáry
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Planetary protection protocol using multi-jet cold plasma decontamination
Author(s): Gregory A. Konesky
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Development of an autofluorescence spectral database for the identification and classification of microbial extremophiles
Author(s): Justin Davis; Hillari Howard; Richard B. Hoover; Chandran R. Sabanayagam
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Utilization of alternate chirality enantiomers in microbial communities
Author(s): Elena V. Pikuta; Richard B. Hoover
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Comparison of the microbial diversity and abundance between the freshwater land-locked lakes of Schirmacher Oasis, and the perennially ice-covered Lake Untersee in East Antarctica
Author(s): Jonathan P. Huang; Richard B. Hoover; Ashit Swain; Chris Murdock; Dale T. Andersen; Asim K. Bej
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Survival of Bacillus pumilus SAFR-032 in simulated Mars atmosphere in real space conditions
Author(s): Parag A. Vaishampayan; George E. Fox; Kasthuri Venkateswaran
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Growth characteristics of red rain microbes at temperatures below 100 °C
Author(s): Godfrey Louis; A. Santhosh Kumar
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Archaeon and archaeal virus diversity classification via sequence entropy and fractal dimension
Author(s): George Tremberger; Victor Gallardo; Carola Espinoza; Todd Holden; N. Gadura; E. Cheung; P. Schneider; D. Lieberman; T. Cheung
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Cyanobacteria gene and protein sequences in diurnal oscillation metabolic processes
Author(s): George Tremberger; T. Holden; E. Cheung; S. Dehipawala; N. Gadura; U. Golebiewska; K. Valentin; M. Smulczeski; W. Satizabal; P. Schneider; D. Lieberman; T. Cheung
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Zn-metalloprotease sequences in extremophiles
Author(s): T. Holden; S. Dehipawala; U. Golebiewska; E. Cheung; G. Tremberger; E. Williams; P. Schneider; N. Gadura; D. Lieberman; T. Cheung
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Origins and early evolution of the translation machinery
Author(s): George E. Fox
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RNA World meets Snowball Earth
Author(s): Charles V. Rice
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Primordial planets, comets, and moons foster life in the cosmos
Author(s): Carl H. Gibson; N. Chandra Wickramasinghe; Rudolph E. Schild
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Bacterial morphologies in carbonaceous meteorites and comet dust
Author(s): Chandra Wickramasinghe; Max K. Wallis; Carl H. Gibson; Jamie Wallis; Shirwan Al-Mufti; Nori Miyake
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The Drake Equation in an astrobiological context
Author(s): Gregory A. Konesky
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Proposed mission for in-situ detection of microorganisms in Low Earth Orbit
Author(s): Gregory A. Konesky
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Chemistry, life, and the search for aliens
Author(s): Steven A. Benner
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ExoMars Raman laser spectrometer overview
Author(s): F. Rull; A. Sansano; E. Díaz; C. P. Canora; A. G. Moral; C. Tato; M. Colombo; T. Belenguer; M. Fernández; J. A. R. Manfredi; R. Canchal; B. Dávila; A. Jiménez; P. Gallego; S. Ibarmia; J. A. R. Prieto; A. Santiago; J. Pla; G. Ramos; C. González
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Evolution of primordial planets in relation to the cosmological origin of life
Author(s): N. Chandra Wickramasinghe; Jamie H. Wallis; Carl H. Gibson; Rudolph E. Schild
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Growth and replication of red rain cells at 121°C and their red fluorescence
Author(s): Rajkumar Gangappa; Chandra Wickramasinghe; Milton Wainwright; A. Santhosh Kumar; Godfrey Louis
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