The influence of shock pressure, pre-shock temperature, and host rock composition on the survival rate of endolithic microorganisms during impact ejection from Mars

Misgaiski, M.; Meyer, C.; Stöffler, D.; Fritz, J.; Horneck, G.; Moeller, R.; Rabbow, E.; Cockell, C. S.; De Vera, J. P.; Ott, S. and Hornemann, U. (2007). The influence of shock pressure, pre-shock temperature, and host rock composition on the survival rate of endolithic microorganisms during impact ejection from Mars. In: 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 12-16 Mar 2007, League City, Texas, USA.

URL: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2007/pdf/1286...

Abstract

Petrographic and biological analysis of shock recovery experiments confirms the possible life transport due to an impact from Mars to Earth.

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