Phoenix Lander on Permafrost Briny liquid on landing gear Nilton Renno UM 2009

Phoenix lander on permafrost briny liquid on landing

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Phoenix Lander on Permafrost Briny liquid on landing gear???? Nilton Renno, UM, 2009
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4/4/18 5 Phoenix Lander, 2008 - North Polar Region of Mars Perhaps life can exist on Mars in very salty waters? Viking 1 Viking 2 The Viking Landers (1976) and the search for life on Mars
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4/4/18 6 First "clear" image ever transmitted from the surface of Mars - shows rocks near the Viking 1 Lander (July 20, 1976). Image from Mars taken by the Viking 2 lander The Viking Missions to Mars
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4/4/18 7 The Viking Mission biological experiments on Mars (1976) were designed to: Avoid contamination from Earth Use basic chemistry and biology principles to devise and carry out experiments to detect presence of microbial life in the Martian soil Test 1: Test for Presence of Organic Compounds in Martian Soils Martian soil appears to be sterile! Negative Result! No organic carbon compounds were detected in Martian soil by these experiments on Mars Viking biological experiments on Mars
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4/4/18 8 Test 2: Gas Exchange Experiment Expose Martian soil to a ‘water broth’ of nutrients On Earth: Soil releases excess O 2 , CO 2 , H 2 resulting from
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