Astrobiology News 22 August 2006

  • Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?, arXiv.org
  • Radioactive Probes of the Supernova-Contaminated Solar Nebula: Evidence that the Sun was Born in a Cluster, arXiv.org
  • A Preliminary Survey of Non-Lichenized Fungi Cultured from the Hyperarid Atacama Desert of Chile
  • Ultrastructural Study of Iron Oxide Precipitates: Implications for the Search for Biosignatures in the Meridiani Hematite Concretions, Mars
  • Survival of Methanogens During Desiccation: Implications for Life on Mars
  • Entrapment of Bacteria in Fluid Inclusions in Laboratory-Grown Halite
  • Spectral Properties of Lake Superior Banded Iron Formation: Application to Martian Hematite Deposits
  • The Photochemical Stability of Carbonates on Mars
  • Survival and Germinability of Bacillus subtilis Spores Exposed to Simulated Mars Solar Radiation: Implications for Life Detection and Planetary Protection
  • Testing the Potential for Computational Chemistry to Quantify Biophysical Properties of the Non-Proteinaceous Amino Acids
  • With a Grain of Salt: What Halite Has to Offer to Discussions on the Origin of Life
  • On Laboratory Simulation and the Effect of Small Temperature Oscillations About the Freezing Point and Ice Formation on the Evaporation Rate of Water
  • Spiders: Water-Driven Erosive Structures in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars
  • Influence on Photosynthesis of Starlight, Moonlight, Planetlight, and Light Pollution
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