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Workshop on the Issue Martian Meteorites: Where do we Stand and Where are we Going?The presentations in this workshop discuss the composition of Martian meteorites. Many of the talks were on a specific meteorite, i.e., Allan Hills 84001 (ALH84001). The discovery earlier of carbonates in ALH84001 lead some researchers to suggest that there was evidence of martian life. Other possible explanations for this phenomena are given. Other papers discuss methods to sterilize martian samples, the existence of water on Mars, the facilities of the Meteorite Processing Laboratory at Johnson Space Center, comparative analyses of geologic processes and the gathering of meteorites.
Document ID
19990020835
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1998
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Exploration
Report/Patent Number
LPI-Contrib-956
Meeting Information
Martian Meteorites(Houston, TX)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASw-4574
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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