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Impact experiments in support of “Lithopanspermia”: The route from Mars to Earth

By D. Stöffler, C. Meyer, J. Fritz, G. Horneck, R. Möller, C. S. Cockell, S. Ott, J. P. de Vera, U. Hornemann and N. A. Artemieva

Abstract

Shock recovery experiments on a Martian analogue rock (gabbro) loaded with three types of microorganisms reveal that these organisms survive the impact and ejection phase on Mars at shock pressures up to about 50 GPa with exponentially decreasing survival rates

Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:oro.open.ac.uk:8216
Provided by: Open Research Online

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