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The viking biological investigations: Review and status

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Abstract

The three experimental approaches incorporated into the Viking biology instrument have yielded results that are most readily explained as nonbiological phenomena. The predominant view among investigators trying to simulate the Mars results is that the surface material of Mars contains strongly oxidizing compounds which would account for many of the more intense reactions seen on Mars. Other mechanisms are also currently being proposed and studied.

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Klein, H.P. The viking biological investigations: Review and status. Origins Life Evol Biosphere 9, 157–160 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00931413

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Keywords

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Experimental Approach
  • Surface Material
  • Biological Investigation