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Microbial Mats in the Tswaing Impact Crater: Results of a South African Exobiology Expedition and Implications for the Search for Biological Molecules on MarsWe describe microbial mats from the Tswaing impact crater in South Africa. The mats provide insights into the unique biological characteristics of impact craters and can help strategies for the search for biomolecules on Mars. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Cockell, C. S.
(British Antarctic Survey Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Brandt, D.
(Witwatersrand Univ. Johannesburg, South Africa)
Hand, K.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Lee, P. C.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 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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