Magnetite biomineralization and ancient life on Mars

Richard B. Frankel, P R Buseck

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Certain chemical and mineral features of the Martian meteorite ALH84001 were reported in 1996 to be probable evidence of ancient life on Mars. In spite of new observations and interpretations, the question of ancient life on Mars remains unresolved. Putative biogenic, nanometer magnetite has now become a leading focus in the debate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Chemical Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry


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