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Searching for Life: The Case for Halobacteria on MarsA major objective for NASA exploration of Mars is to determine whether life has existed on Mars in the past, and whether such life on Mars may persist to the present day. On Earth, life exists in all niches in which water exists in liquid form for at least a portion of the year. On Mars, any liquid water would have to be a highly concentrated brine solution. It is likely, therefore, that any present-day Martian microorganisms would be similar to terrestrial halophiles.
Document ID
20020024800
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Landis, Geoffrey A. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Exobiology
Meeting Information
Space Technology Applications International Forum(Albuquerque, NM)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 755-A4-03
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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