Radiation Inactivation of Bacterial Spores on MarsThe conditions on Mars are thought to have been more conducive for life during its early history, about 3 billion years ago. If life ever evolved on Mars, would it be possible to see the remnants of a long-extinct biosphere today? Or even more interesting, would it be possible to find Martian bacterial spores that survived for billions of years on Mars?
Bada, J. L. (Scripps Institution of Oceanography La Jolla, CA, United States)
Kminek, G. (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
August 21, 2013
January 1, 2004
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Astrobiology Stew: Pinch of Microbes, Smidgen of UV, Touch of Organics, and Dash of Meteorites
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
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