Surface mineral crusts: A priority target in search for life on Mars

Parnell, J.; Bowden, S. A.; Cockell, C. S.; Osinski, G. R. and Lee, P. (2006). Surface mineral crusts: A priority target in search for life on Mars. In: 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 13-17 Mar 2006, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

Mineral crusts are strong candidates in the search for evidence of life during planetary exploration, and should be an important target for examination in impact craters. Crusts in the Haughton crater readily yield a biological signature.

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