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The viking carbon assimilation experiments: interim report.

Authors
  • Horowitz, N H
  • Hobby, G L
  • Hubbard, J S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Dec 11, 1976
Volume
194
Issue
4271
Pages
1321–1322
Identifiers
PMID: 17797093
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A synthesis of organic matter from atmospheric carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide, or both, appears to take place in the surface material of Mars at a low rate. The synthesis appears to be thermolabile and to be inhibited by moisture.

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