Navigation Links
Bringing Martian samples to Earth -- preparations outlined in journal Astrobiology
Date:8/13/2008

New Rochelle, NY, August 13, 2008 A critical component of NASA's Mars exploration program involves bringing planetary samples back to Earth for in-depth analysis, plans for which are detailed in the latest issue of Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The report is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/ast

In the published report entitled, "Science Priorities for Mars Sample Return," (http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/ast.2008.0759) the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) describes 11 scientific objectives for future missions, which could best be met through extensive analysis of martian samples using the tools and instruments available in state-of-the-art laboratories on Earth. As noted in the paper, "spacecraft instrumentation cannot perform critical measurements such as precise radiometric age dating, sophisticated stable isotopic analyses, and definitive life-detection assays."

Direct access to martian samples would enable subsampling for different types of analysis, as well as sample archiving for future studies. Unlike the situation with meteorite samples from Mars, returned samples could be collected from multiple selected sites with defined contextual information and would represent types of materials that are not present in the meteorite collection. Furthermore, the samples could be packaged and transported under conditions that approximate those found on the martian surface to maintain their integrity.

This issue of Astrobiology also includes a special collection of papers that describe "Instruments for In Situ Exploration of Planets," compiled by Guest Editors Max Coleman and Frank Grunthaner, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena.

"The papers in this collection comple
'/>"/>

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scientists obtain core samples from subsea fault system off Japan
2. Lupus gene finding prompts call for more DNA samples
3. Computer program traces ancestry using anonymous DNA samples
4. Safe water: simpler method for analyzing radium in water samples cuts testing time
5. UCLA world summit to explore ancient life on Earth, and beyond
6. Surprisingly rapid changes in the Earths core discovered
7. Earthworm detectives provide genetic clues for dealing with soil pollution
8. Bacteria feed on earths ocean-bottom crust
9. Scorched Earth millenium map shows fire scars
10. NASA study links Earth impacts to human-caused climate change
11. And the first animal on Earth was a ...
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... COMMACK, N.Y. , July 2, 2014 ... Inc. (ABD) to announce the appointment of the world-renowned ... its Board of Directors. Dr. Ginsburg, with ... two facilities: NY Presbyterian Hospital and Good Samaritan Regional ... Breathing Pacemaker since the late 1980,s and is considered ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h7h8lq/gesture ) has ... Recognition & Touch-Less Sensing (2D, 3D, Ultrasonic, IR, ... to their offering http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... Sensing Market to Grow Exponentially. Touch-less sensing applications ... companies were unable to leverage this technology due ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Fingerprint Cards, (FPC,s) ... win (DW). An Asian OEM has selected FPC1021 for a ... in August 2014.   FPC is proud to ... a planned date for start of mass production in August ... SEK 5M, for delivery in the first half of July. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Avery Biomedical Devices, Inc. announces the appointment of Mark E Ginsburg, M.D. to its Board of Directors 2Global Gesture Recognition & Touch-Less Sensing (2D, 3D, Ultrasonic, IR, Capacitive) Market - Forecasts to 2020 2FPC Wins DW and Initial Ramp Order for FPC1021 Touch Sensor for Flagship Smartphone from Asian OEM 2
... This release is available in German . ... or malaria treatment could soon become easier - thanks to ... Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund aim to facilitate the ... Scaffold Hunter, acts as a tool for navigating chemical space. ...
... Palo Alto, CAWith the information explosion, it,s ... interactions that proteins have with each other and ... interactive, so-called membrane proteins regulate nutrients and water ... interface with neighboring cells and within the cell. ...
... generates electricity can also remove 90 percent of salt from ... researchers from China and the U.S. Clean water for ... some parts of the world. Its availability in the future ... using either a reverse osmosis process -- one that pushes ...
Cached Biology News:Navigating in the ocean of molecules 2Navigating in the ocean of molecules 3Carnegie donates landmark clones to biology 2Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water 2Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... quantum Hall effect in bilayer graphene and shown that ... an electric field. , The fractional quantum Hall ... sheets are exposed to large magnetic fields, is a ... electrons behave as a single system. However, while the ... details of this collective behavior remain not well understood, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... recent study by researchers at the University of ... physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and ... limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage ... charge as well as spin-angular momentum. In a ... there is no spin current," explained David Cahill, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Bill Jacobs Automotive, a group of ... teaming up with the Heartland Blood Center and offering free ... The drive takes place Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Bill ... p.m. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46637 )  The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Cynvenio, a cancer diagnostics company focused ... analysis of tumor cells in the bloodstream, today announced ... decision support application powered by CollabRx, Inc. , ... test, Therapy Finder will provide breast cancer patients and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 3University of Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices 2Join the Bill Jacobs Auto blood drive and receive a free oil change 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 3
... Accera, Inc., a biotech company specializing in ... to the Alzheimer,s Foundation of America (AFA) for sponsorship ... Alzheimer,s Disease Awareness Month.  These funds will be used ... individuals with Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and their families, especially ...
... SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 24, 2011 Modern Plastics, one ... shapes and medical-grade plastics, has become ISO 13485-2003 certified ... Tube, Film and Resin. "This is ... customer commitment to service and quality," said Bing J. ...
... Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in ... the European Medicines Agency,s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products ... that Glybera (alipogene tiparvovec) is not approvable at this ... recommendation of CHMP Rapporteurs, the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), ...
Cached Biology Technology:Accera, Inc. Donates $50,000 to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America for National Memory Screening Day 2Accera, Inc. Donates $50,000 to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America for National Memory Screening Day 3Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics Receives Opinion on Re-examination of Glybera® Marketing Authorisation Application 2Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics Receives Opinion on Re-examination of Glybera® Marketing Authorisation Application 3
... E-PAGE Gels easier and more efficient by ... several types of pre-cut pre-assembled membrane/filter paper ... 13.5 cm E-PAGE Gels*. The available nitrocellulose ... western transfer of proteins (Figure 1 Table ...
... carbohydrate analysis standard is a lyophilized ... sugar alcohol; molecular weights range from ... provided for use with the Aminex ... kit for column testing or semiquantitative ...
... kit was tested on rat tissue extracts (liver, ... ( S. cerevisae ) extract. It was also ... and cell lines. Application: A simple and reliable ... based on the detection of the inorganic phosphate ...
... is the condition in which a lack ... and the various antioxidants. Oxidative stress ... of several diseases, including artherosclerosis, chronic inflammatory ... several antioxidant systems that are very important ...
Biology Products: