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Title: Magnetite Morphology and Life on Mars
Url: https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.241387898
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Description: This National Academy of Sciences scholarly paper discusses the strongest line of evidence for past life on Mars based on NASA's David McKay's original claims of finding nanofossils on the ALH84001 meteorite. This study concentrates on magnetite morphology, comparing morphologies of bacterial and abiotically produced magnetite. The findings are inconclusive, but do not strongly support evidence for biotically produced magnetite. The article features color images of the crystallography. While the abstract is free, this article may require a subscription to access the full text.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Meteorites
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Superior planets -- Mars
Science -- Astronomy -- Extraterrestrial life
Science -- Zoology -- Morphology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Biology -- Morphology
Date Issued: 2001
Resource Type: Reference Material
Audio/Visual -- Image/Image Set
Format: Document -- PDF
Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: National Academy of Sciences
Access Rights: Free access with registration
Source: Microbial Life
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Resource URL Clicks: 3
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