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Habitability, Taphonomy, and the Search for Organic Carbon on Mars: Introduction to Special Issue

Grotzinger, John P. (2014) Habitability, Taphonomy, and the Search for Organic Carbon on Mars: Introduction to Special Issue. Science, 343 (6169). pp. 386-389. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140117-102848449

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Abstract

The quest for extraterrestrial life is an old and inevitable ambition of modern science. In its practical implementation, the core challenge is to reduce this grand vision into bite-sized pieces of research. In the search for organic remnants of past life, it is enormously helpful to have a paradigm to guide exploration. This begins with assessing habitability: Was the former environment supportive of life? If so, was it also conducive to preservation of organism remains, specifically large organic molecules?


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Grotzinger, John P.0000-0001-9324-1257
Alternate Title:Exploring Martian Habitability
Additional Information:Science (24 January 2014): Special Issue on Exploring Martian Habitability.
Subject Keywords:Mars ; Mars Science Laboratory ; Curiosity
Non-Subject Keywords:Mars Science Laboratory ; Curiosity ; NASA
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20140117-102848449
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Official Citation:Introduction Habitability, Taphonomy, and the Search for Organic Carbon on Mars John P. Grotzinger Science 24 January 2014: 343 (6169), 386-387. [DOI:10.1126/science.1249944]
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Deposited By: Katherine Johnson
Deposited On:27 Jan 2014 23:21
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