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Magnetite Biomineralization and Ancient Life on Mars
Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
  • Richard B. Frankel, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Peter R. Buseck, Arizona State University
Publication Date
4-1-2000
Abstract
Certain chemical and mineral features of the Martian meteorite ALH84001 were reported in 1996 to be probable evidence of ancient life on Mars. In spite of new observations and interpretations, the question of ancient life on Mars remains unresolved. Putative biogenic, nanometer magnetite has now become a leading focus in the debate.
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Richard B. Frankel and Peter R. Buseck. "Magnetite Biomineralization and Ancient Life on Mars" Current Opinion in Chemical Biology Vol. 4 Iss. 2 (2000) p. 171 - 176
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rfrankel/8/