A view of extraterrestrial soils

  title={A view of extraterrestrial soils},
  author={Giacomo Certini and Riccardo Scalenghe and Ronald Amundson},
  journal={European Journal of Soil Science},
The nature of soils on celestial bodies other than Earth is a growing area of research in planetary geology. However, disagreement over the significance of these deposits arises, in part, through the lack of a unified concept and definition of soil in the literature. The pragmatic definition ‘medium for plant growth’ is taken by some to imply the necessity of biota for soil to exist, and has been commonly adopted in the planetary science community. In contrast, a more complex and informative… 
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