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Experimental evidence for the potential impact ejection of viable microorganisms from Mars and Mars-like planets

Stöffler, Dieter and Horneck, Gerda and Ott, Sieglinde and Hornemann, Ulrich and Cockell, Charles S. and Moeller, Ralf and Meyer, Cornelia and de Vera, Jean-Pierre and Fritz, Jörg and Artemieva, Natalia A. (2007) Experimental evidence for the potential impact ejection of viable microorganisms from Mars and Mars-like planets. ICARUS, 186, pp. 585-588. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2006.11.007.

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Abstract

Bacterial spores (Bacillus subtilis), cyanobacteria (Chroococcidiopsis sp.), and lichen (Xanthoria elegans) embedded in martian analogue rock (gabbro) were exposed to shock pressures between 5 and 50 GPa which is the range of pressures observed in martian meteorites. The survival of Bacillus subtilis and Xanthoria elegans up to 45 GPa and of Chroococcidiopsis sp. up to 10 GPa supports the possibility of transfer of life inside meteoroids between Mars and Earth and it implies the potential for the transfer of life from any Mars-like planet to other habitable planets in the same stellar system.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/52106/
Document Type:Article
Title:Experimental evidence for the potential impact ejection of viable microorganisms from Mars and Mars-like planets
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Stöffler, DieterMuseum für Naturkunde, Sektion Mineralogie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, D 10099 Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Horneck, GerdaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ott, SieglindeInstitut für Botanik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, D 40225 Düsseldorf, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Hornemann, UlrichErnst-Mach-Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, D 79104 Freiburg, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Cockell, Charles S.Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UKUNSPECIFIED
Moeller, RalfGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, D 51170 Köln, Germany and Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, D 38124 Braunschweig, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Meyer, CorneliaMuseum für Naturkunde, Sektion Mineralogie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, D 10099 Berlin, Germany and German Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, D 51170 Köln, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
de Vera, Jean-PierreInstitut für Botanik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, D 40225 Düsseldorf, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Fritz, JörgMuseum für Naturkunde, Sektion Mineralogie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, D 10099 Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Artemieva, Natalia A.Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow 119334, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Date:2007
Journal or Publication Title:ICARUS
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:186
DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.11.007
Page Range:pp. 585-588
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, Impact processes, Astrobiology, Meteorites, Experimental techniques
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:17 Dec 2007
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:31

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