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Did Viking discover life on Mars?A major argument in the claim that life had been discovered during the Viking mission to Mars is that the results obtained in the Labeled Release (LR) experiment are analogous to those observed with terrestrial microorganisms. This assertion is critically examined and found to be implausible.
Document ID
20040141674
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Klein, H. P. (SETI Institute Mtn. View, CA 94043, United States)
Date Acquired
August 22, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere : the journal of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life
Volume: 29
Issue: 6
ISSN: 0169-6149
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Non-NASA Center
long duration
NASA Discipline Exobiology
unmanned
Viking Project
Flight Experiment