Exploring for a record of ancient Martian life.

@article{Farmer1999ExploringFA,
  title={Exploring for a record of ancient Martian life.},
  author={Jack D. Farmer and David J Des Marais},
  journal={Journal of geophysical research},
  year={1999},
  volume={104 E11},
  pages={
          26977-95
        }
}
The immediate task facing exopaleontology is to define a strategy to explore Mars for a fossil record during the decade-long exploration program that lies ahead. Consideration of the quality of paleontological information preserved under different geological conditions is important if we are to develop a strategy with broad applicability. The preservation of microbial fossils is strongly influenced by the physical, chemical, and biological factors of the environment which, acting together… CONTINUE READING
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