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Ancient Life on Mars

Suggested Reading

Books and Articles

Angel J. R. P. and Woolf N. J. (1996) Searching for life on other planets. Scientific American, 274(4), 60–66.

Cattermole P.J. (1992) Mars: The Story of the Red Planet. Chapman & Hall, New York.

Fredrickson J. K. and Onstott T. C. (1996) Microbes deep inside the Earth. Scientific American, 275(4), 68–73.

Gibson E.K. Jr., McKay D.S., Thomas Keprta K., and Romanek C.S. (1997) The case for relic life on Mars. Scientific American, 277(6), 58–65.

Goldsmith D. (1997) The Hunt for Life on Mars. Dutton, New York.

Harvey R. P. and McSween H. Y. (1996) A possible high-temperature origin for the carbonates in the martian meteorite ALH84001. Nature, 382, 49–51.

Jakosky B. (1998) The Search for Life on Other Planets. Cambridge University Press, New York.

Lemonick M.D. (1998) Other Worlds: The Search for Life in the Universe. Simon & Schuster, New York.

McKay D. S. et al. (1996) Search for past life on Mars: Possible relic biogenic activity in martian meteorite ALH84001. Science, 273, 924–930.

Shibley J. (1997) Back to Mars on all sixes. Astronomy, 25(1), 48–51.

Treiman, A. (1999) Microbes in a martian meteorite? An update on the controversy. Sky & Telescope, 97(4), 52-58.

Various authors (1997) Life from Mars? Planetary Report, 17(1), special issue.

Various authors (1997) Earth in Space, 9(5), essentially a special issue on the Mars meteorite.

Web Sites

The following URLs are valid as of June 1999:

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mars Exploration Program,

Lunar and Planetary Institute (1997) On the Question of the Mars Meteorite,

Reston Communications, The Astrobiology Web,

The Mars Society, New Mars: A Journal of the Martian Frontier,

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