Chapter 8. Astrobiology of the Terrestrial Planets, with Emphasis on Mars

  1. Dr. Gerda Horneck and
  2. Dr. Petra Rettberg
  1. Monica M. Grady

Published Online: 7 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618996.ch8

Complete Course in Astrobiology

Complete Course in Astrobiology

How to Cite

Grady, M. M. (2007) Astrobiology of the Terrestrial Planets, with Emphasis on Mars, in Complete Course in Astrobiology (eds G. Horneck and P. Rettberg), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618996.ch8

Editor Information

  1. DLR, Inst. of Aerospace Medicine, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406609

Online ISBN: 9783527618996

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Keywords:

  • astrobiology;
  • terrestrial planets;
  • solar system;
  • Mercury;
  • Venus;
  • Earth;
  • Mars;
  • meteorites from Mars

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Solar System

  • Terrestrial Planets

    • Mercury

    • Venus

    • Earth

    • Mars

      • Observing Mars

      • Evidence for Water

      • Evidence of Heat

    • Meteorites from Mars

      • Why from Mars?

      • What can we Learn About Mars from Martian Meteorites?

      • Microfossils in a Martian Meteorite?

    • Can We Detect Signatures of Life on Mars?

    • Conclusions: Life Beyond Earth?

  • Further Reading

    • Concerning Planetary Formation and Chronology

    • Concerning Recent Results from Mars

    • Concerning Terrestrial and Martian Microfossils

    • Concerning Meteorites from Mars

  • Questions for Students