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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 8152

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

Volume Number: 8152
Date Published: 22 September 2011
Softcover: 31 papers (368) pages
ISBN: 9780819487629

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Front Matter: Volume 8152
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Filaments in carbonaceous meteorites: mineral crystals, modern bio-contaminants or indigenous microfossils of trichomic prokaryotes?
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover; Alexei Yu. Rozanov
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Multicellular algae from lower Proterozoic (2.45 Ga) weathering crusts of the Kola Peninsula
Author(s): Marina M. Astafieva; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Richard B. Hoover
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Nonbiogenic amino acids in natural bitumens and problem of genetic identification of geo- and astro-problematics
Author(s): N. Yushkin; A. Lysiuk
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Biomineral microstructures in ferromanganese nodules: evidence of the biological and abiogenous origin
Author(s): G. N. Lysyuk
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Pre-biotic organic synthesis: laboratory simulation experiments and their significance for the origin of life in the solar system
Author(s): Michael H. Engel
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Potential exoplanet pseudo-biosignatures
Author(s): Gregory Konesky
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The changes of spectroscopic characteristics of sulfurreducing bacteria Desulfuromonas acetoxidans under the influence of different metal ions
Author(s): Oresta M. Vasyliv; Olexandr I. Bilyy; Vasyl B. Getman; Ivan V. Kushkevych; Svitlana O. Hnatush
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Ramifications of a sterile Mars
Author(s): Gilbert V. Levin
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More evidence for liquid water on comets
Author(s): Robert B. Sheldon; Richard B. Hoover
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Analysis of uncultured extremophilic snow algae by non-invasive single cell Raman spectroscopy
Author(s): Thomas Beer; Zuki Tanaka; Nathan Netzter; Lynn J. Rothschild; Bin Chen
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L.I.F.E.: laser induced fluorescence emission, a non-invasive tool to detect photosynthetic pigments in glacial ecosystems
Author(s): Markus Tilg; Michael Storrie-Lombardi; Christoph Kohstall; Andreas Trenkwalder; Roland Psenner; Birgit Sattler
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ExoMars Raman laser spectrometer breadboard overview
Author(s): E. Díaz; A. G. Moral; C. P. Canora; G. Ramos; O. Barcos; J. A. R. Prieto; I. B. Hutchinson; R. Ingley; M. Colombo; R. Canchal; B. Dávila; J. A. R. Manfredi; A. Jiménez; P. Gallego; J. Pla; R. Margoillés; F. Rull; A. Sansano; G. López; A. Catalá; C. Tato
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ExoMars Raman laser spectrometer for Exomars
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. Díaz; C. González
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A new spectrometer concept for Mars exploration
Author(s): F. Rull; A. Sansano; E. Díaz; M. Colombo; T. Belenguer; M. Fernández; V. Guembe; R. Canchal; B. Dávila; A. Sánchez; H. Laguna; G. Ramos; C. González; D. Fraga; P. Gallego; I. Hutchinson; R. Ingley; J. Sánchez; C. P. Canora; A. G. Moral; S. Ibarmia; J. A. R. Prieto; J. A. R. Manfredi; P. Cabo; C. Díaz; A. Jiménez; J. Pla; R. Margoillés
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Overview of Archaea
Author(s): Elena V. Pikuta
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Archaeal surface appendages: their function and the critical role of N-linked glycosylation in their assembly
Author(s): Ken F. Jarrell; Divya B. Nair; Gareth M. Jones; S.-I. Aizawa; James J. P. Chong; Meg Stark; Susan M. Logan; Evgeny Vinogradov; John F. Kelly
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The Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica: from sulfur stains on Earth to sulfur stains in the Jovian system
Author(s): Julian Chela-Flores; Joseph Seckbach
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Diverse nucleotide compositions and sequence fluctuation in Rubisco protein genes
Author(s): Todd Holden; S. Dehipawala; E. Cheung; R. Bienaime; J. Ye; G. Tremberger; P. Schneider; D. Lieberman; T. Cheung
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Technologically important extremophile 16S rRNA sequence Shannon entropy and fractal property comparison with long term dormant microbes
Author(s): Todd Holden; N. Gadura; S. Dehipawala; E. Cheung; M. Tuffour; P. Schneider; G. Tremberger; D. Lieberman; T. Cheung
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Anaerobic cultures from preserved tissues of baby mammoth
Author(s): Elena V. Pikuta; Daniel Fisher; Richard B. Hoover
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The nature of water within bacterial spores: protecting life in extreme environments
Author(s): Charles V. Rice; Anthony Friedline; Karen Johnson; Malcolm M. Zachariah; Kieth J. Thomas
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A brief history of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and an appraisal of the future of this endeavor
Author(s): Stuart Bowyer
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The evolutionary history of the ribosome and its relevance to the search for life elsewhere in the universe
Author(s): George E. Fox
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Comets as parent bodies of CI1 carbonaceous meteorites and possible habitats of ice-microbes
Author(s): N. Chandra Wickramasinghe; Janaki T. Wickramasinghe; Jamie Wallis; Richard B. Hoover; Alexei Yu. Rozanov
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The biological big bang: the first oceans of primordial planets at 2-8 million years explain Hoyle/Wickramasinghe cometary panspermia
Author(s): Carl H. Gibson
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Genesis of oil and hydrocarbon gases within Mars and carbonaceous chondrites from our solar system: organic origin (source rocks or direct biogenic sink?)
Author(s): Prasanta K. Mukhopadhyay
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Status of the UC-Berkeley SETI efforts
Author(s): E. J. Korpela; D. P. Anderson; R. Bankay; J. Cobb; A. Howard; M. Lebofsky; A. P. V. Siemion; J. von Korff; D. Werthimer
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Threshold effects in assembling a cell on a young planet
Author(s): D. J. Mullan
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The cometary biosphere and the origin of life
Author(s): Robert B. Sheldon
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ExoMars Raman laser spectrometer breadboard: detector design and performance
Author(s): R. Ingley; I. B. Hutchinson; H. G. M. Edwards; A. G. Moral; E. Diaz; G. Ramos; O. Barcos; C. P. Canora; F. Rull; C. Tato; P. Pool
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Spectral profiling and imaging (SPI): extending L.I.F.E. technology for the remote exploration of life in ice caves (R.E.L.I.C.) on Earth and Mars
Author(s): Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi; Alex P. Hall; Steven Hang; Gregory A. Lyzenga; Christopher M. Clark; Birgit I. Sattler; Asim K. Bej; Richard B. Hoover
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