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Mn-Oxide Minerals from a Terrestrial Cave Environment: Biomarkers for the Search for Life on Mars?Mn-oxides are promising biomarkers because microbes greatly accelerate Mn-oxide formation rates and produce distinctive oxidation states. Mn minerals in terrestrial caves form subaerially and could conceivably be present in the subsurface of Mars. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Spilde, M. N.
(New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM United States)
Brearley, A. J.
(New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM United States)
Papike, J. J.
(New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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