Journal of Biological Physics

, Volume 20, Issue 1–4, pp 55–59 | Cite as

Search for bioorganic compounds and organisms on Mars

  • D. Chernavskii
  • A. Glianenko
  • Y. Ishikawa
  • T. Kaneko
  • Y. Kawasaki
  • K. Kobayashi
  • J. Koike
  • Y. Kotov
  • E. Kuzitcheva
  • A. Martynov
  • T. Oshima
  • T. Saito
  • V. Tsarev
  • T. Yamamoto
  • H. Yanagawa
Section 2. Membrane Formation In Planetary, Extraterrestrial And Interstellar Conditions

Abstract

A prototype of new instrument is under construction as a part of Russian Mars program to search for bioorganic compounds and microorganisms which might be frozen in rock under the places where the traces of water were found or near the poles of Mars. The proposed instrument consists of a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) to detect chemical compounds and a fluorescent microscope system (FMS) to detect organisms and bioorganic compounds in bulk.

Key words

Mars microorganisms bioorganic compounds qudrupole mass spectrometer fluorescent microscope system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Chernavskii
    • 1
  • A. Glianenko
    • 2
  • Y. Ishikawa
    • 3
  • T. Kaneko
    • 4
  • Y. Kawasaki
    • 5
  • K. Kobayashi
    • 4
  • J. Koike
    • 6
  • Y. Kotov
    • 2
  • E. Kuzitcheva
    • 7
  • A. Martynov
    • 1
  • T. Oshima
    • 6
  • T. Saito
    • 8
  • V. Tsarev
    • 1
  • T. Yamamoto
    • 9
  • H. Yanagawa
    • 5
  1. 1.Lebedev Physics InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Engineering Physics InstituteMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Space Project DepartmentObayashi CorporationTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of Physical ChemistryYokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan
  5. 5.Laboratory of BioimageMitsubishi Kasei Institute of Life ScienceMachida, TokyoJapan
  6. 6.Department of Life ScienceTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  7. 7.Institute of Cytology, KavalergardkajaPetersburgRussia
  8. 8.Institute for Cosmic Ray ResearchUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  9. 9.Department of Earth and Planetary ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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