Shielding biomolecules from effects of radiation by Mars analogue minerals and soils

@article{Ertem2016ShieldingBF,
  title={Shielding biomolecules from effects of radiation by Mars analogue minerals and soils},
  author={G{\"o}zen Ertem and Merve Ertem and Christopher P. McKay and Robert M. Hazen},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={280 - 285}
}
Abstract Organic compounds have been delivered over time to Mars via meteorites, comets and interplanetary dust particles. The fate of organic material on the surface of Mars must be affected by the Martian environment, in particular by ultraviolet (UV) and other ionizing radiation. Penetration depth of UV radiation into soils is in the sub-millimetre to millimetre range and depends on the properties of the soil. The aim of this research is to study the possible protective role of Martian… 

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