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Biomorphic forms in carbonaceous meteorite Alliende and possible ecological system as producer of organic matter of chondrites
Author(s): Stanislav I. Zhmur; Lyudmila M. Gerasimenko
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The article deals with paleomicrobiological analyses of litified remnants of microbial organisms from carbon hondrites of Murchison, Efremovka and Alliende meteorites as well as general analyses of mineral composition of carbon meteorites. On the basis of this analyses the assumption is made that the cyanobacterial community (mat) from hydrothermal areas of active volcanic zone was most likely to be the ancient ecological system on space objects. It has been demonstrated that hydrothermal process has been exerting great influence on transformation of primary hyperacidites mineral matrix and on biogenic carbon substance. The article presents the results of the analyses of microphotos of lunar regolith particles published earlier, which confirmed that lunar rock contains fossilized remnants of microbial organisms, that most probably had been functioning in hydrothermal springs.

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Date Published: 30 December 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3755, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology II, (30 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.375086
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Stanislav I. Zhmur, Institute of the Lithosphere of Marginal Seas (Russia)
Lyudmila M. Gerasimenko, Institute of Microbiology (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3755:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology II
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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