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a 3.8 b.y. history of bacterial biofilms and their significance in the search for extraterrestrial lifeBacterial biofilms are almost ubiquitous in terrestrial environments, many similar to past or present Martian environments. Together with ToF-SIMS analysis of the in situ organics, fossil biofilms constitute reliable biomarkers.
Document ID
20000081101
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Westall, Frances
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Steele, Andrew
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Toporski, Jan
(Portsmouth Univ. Portsmouth, United Kingdom)
Walsh, Maud
(Louisiana State Univ. Baton Rouge, LA United States)
Allen, Carlton
(Lockheed Martin Corp. Houston, TX United States)
Guidry, Sean
(Houston Univ. TX United States)
McKay, David
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Gibson, Everett
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Chafetz, Henry
(Houston Univ. TX United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXI
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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