Early Mars and early Earth: Paleoenvironments for the emergence of life

S. J. Mojzsis, G. Arrhenius

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A report on the environmental conditions of the martial surface and Earth during early years of their history was presented. The search for geochemical evidence of past life via sample return from Mars was focused on investigating the chemofossil record in ancient water-lain sediments. The identification of earliest Archean sediments of aqueous origin and banded iron formation (BIF) were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-163
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997
EventInstruments, Methods and Missions for the Investigation of Extraterrestrial Microorganisms - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 29 1997Aug 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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