Water on Mars and Life available in Hardcover
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Growing evidence, based on observations from orbiters, landers and telescopes, indicates that Mars may still have numerous hidden water reservoirs.
"Water on Mars and Life" surveys recent advances made in research into water on Mars together with its astrobiological implications.
Addresses not only scientists working in the field but also nonspecialists and students in search of a high-level but accessible introduction to this exciting field of research.
Table of Contents
Part I: History of Water on Mars.- Climate Evolution and the History of Water on Mars.- Hydrated Minerals and Magmatic Water.- Lacustrine Environments.- Early Life on Earth and Analogies to Mars.- Part II: Water on Present Mars and Potential Habitats.- Water Distribution in the Atmosphere and Soil and the Global Water Cycle.- Cold Region Hydrology and its Analogy for Mars.- Life in Ice and Cold Regions and Implications for Mars.- Groundwater.- Groundwater Microbiology and Application to Mars.- Brines, Halophiles and Evaporites in Permafrost.- Hydrothermal System in Impact Craters and Impact Crater Microbiology.- Microbiology in Hydrothermal Systems and Deep Subsurface.