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Possible biological structures in the Tissint Mars meteorite

conference contribution
posted on 2012-12-01, 00:00 authored by J Wallis, Nilmini Wickramasinghe, D H Wallis, N Miyake, M Wallis, B Di Gregorio, R B Hoover
Preliminary SEM/EDAX studies of the Tissint meteorite shows projections of interior spherical globules rich in C and O. Such concentrations of carbonaceous material in a matrix of mineral grains pose a mystery. These structures are consistent with remnants of biological structures.

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Event

International Society for Optical Engineering. Conference

Volume

8521

Publisher

SPIE

Location

San Diego, Calif.

Start date

2012-08-14

End date

2012-08-15

ISSN

0277-786X

ISBN-13

9780819492388

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E3.1 Extract of paper

Title of proceedings

SPIE 2012 : Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XV : Proceedings of SPIE Conference

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