STONE 6: Artificial Sedimentary Meteorites in Space

Westall, F.; Demets, R.; Brandstetter, F.; Edwards, H. G. M.; Cockell, C. S.; Parnell, J.; Pillinger, J.; Sancisi-Frey, S.; Franchi, I. A.; Kurat, G. and Brack, A. (2008). STONE 6: Artificial Sedimentary Meteorites in Space. In: 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX), 10-14 Mar 2008, League City, Texas, USA, p. 1538.



The STONE 6 experiment demonstrated the survivability of carbonaceous and microfossiliferous martian analogue sediments during atmospheric re-entry. Doped endoliths died but their carbonised cells remained.

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