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Title: Martian Micromagnets
Url: http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease/52/martian-micromagnets
Publisher: Astrobiology Magazine
Description: This astrobiology article reports another case for ancient life on Mars a meteorite from Mars peppered with tiny magnetic crystals that on our planet are only made by bacteria. A transmission electron microscope image shows magnetite crystals in the Allan Hills meteorite (ALH84001), which landed in Antarctica about 13,000 years ago. The article features Dr. Everett Gibson and discusses the implications of this discovery. Numerous links are provided to supporting information and related articles.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Extraterrestrial life
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Chemistry -- Crystallography -- Physical properties of crystals -- Magnetic properties
Science -- Microbiology -- Addresses, essays, lectures
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Biology
Science -- Astronomy
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Planets
Biology -- Bacteria
Astronomy -- Meteorites
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: Astrobio.net
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-02-22 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-24 07:11:13 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 44
Resource URL Clicks: 11
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