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Conference on Life Detection in Extraterrestrial Samples : February 13–15, 2012, San Diego, California

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dc.contributor Allen, Carlton
dc.contributor Beaty, D. W. (David W.) 2018-06-15T16:05:29Z 2018-06-15T16:05:29Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Conference on Life Detection in Extraterrestrial Samples, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston. en
dc.description.abstract One of the major scientific questions that will be asked in the analysis of returned martian samples is whether they contain indications of past or present martian life. In addition, international guidelines and agency policies dictate that Mars samples must be subjected to a program of life detection and biohazard analysis before they can be released from strict containment, to protect the environment of the Earth. A better understanding of current and possible investigation strategies and capabilities, including controls and measurements related to life detection in returned martian samples, is important to address both these concerns. en
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsors, NASA Mars Program Office, NASA Planetary Protection Office, Universities Space Research Association, Lunar and Planetary Institute. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility conveners, Dave Beaty [and others] ; scientific organizing committee, Carl Allen [and others] ; compiled by Meeting and Publication Services, Lunar and Planetary Institute.
dc.description.tableofcontents PARTIAL CONTENTS: Sample Integrity for the Proposed Mars Sample Return Campaign / C.J. Budney--SERS Investigation of Nucleobases Deposited on Evaporite Minerals: A Test Case for Analogue Mars Regolith / S.C. Caporali, V.M-C. Moggi-Cecchi, M.P. Pagliai, G.P. Pratesi, and V.S. Schettino--Nucleic-Acid Sequencing for Life Detection and Characterization / C.E. Carr, C.S. Lui, H. Rowedder, M.T. Zuber, and G. Ruvkun--Biosignatures in Vesicular Basalts / B. Cavalazzi, F. Westall, S.L. Cady, R. Barbieri, F. Foucher, and N.J. Beukes--Investigation of the Spatial Relationships of Bacteria Associated with Rock Varnish / A.M. Corcoran, D.R. Noguera, and K.R. Kuhlman--Sterilization of Spacecraft Components by Laser Ablation and Plasma Generation / C.B. Dreyer, J.R. Spear, K.L. Lynch, and A.J. Bauer.
dc.format.extent xv, 83 pages
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lunar and Planetary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 1650
dc.subject Microbial contamination--Prevention--Congresses en
dc.subject Space microbiology--Congresses en
dc.title Conference on Life Detection in Extraterrestrial Samples : February 13–15, 2012, San Diego, California en
dc.type Book en

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