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Mars Analog Rio Tinto Experiment (MARTE): An Experimental Demonstration of Key Technologies for Searching for Life on Mars
Author and Affiliation:
Stoker, Carol(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: The discovery of near surface ground ice by the Mars Odyssey mission and the abundant evidence for recent Gulley features observed by the Mars Global Surveyor mission support longstanding theoretical arguments for subsurface liquid water on Mars. Thus, implementing the Mars program goal to search for life points to drilling on Mars to reach liquid water, collecting samples and analyzing them with instrumentation to detect in situ organisms and biomarker compounds. Searching for life in the subsurface of Mars will require drilling, sample extraction and handling, and new technologies to find and identify biomarker compounds and search for living organisms.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2004
Document ID:
20050156217
(Acquired Apr 08, 2005)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: Mars and Astrobiology Science and Technology Manufacturing; 8-9 Dec. 2004; Washington, DC; United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 21-344-51-1S-
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: BIOMARKERS; EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE; MARS SURFACE SAMPLES; ORGANISMS; 2001 MARS ODYSSEY; MARS (PLANET); MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR; WATER
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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