Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Lee Baker, Ian A. Franchi, Ian P. Wright
    Pages 3-24
  3. Helmut Lammer, Franck Selsis, Thomas Penz, Ute V. Amerstorfer, Herbert I. M. Lichtenegger, Christoph Kolb et al.
    Pages 25-43
  4. Frances Westall
    Pages 45-64
  5. Janice L. Bishop
    Pages 65-96
  6. Christine S. Hvidberg
    Pages 129-153
  7. Ruslan O. Kuzmin
    Pages 155-189
  8. Christopher P. McKay, Dale T. Andersen, Wayne H. Pollard, Jennifer L. Heldmann, Peter T. Doran, Christian H. Fritsen et al.
    Pages 219-233
  9. Nathalie A. Cabrol, Edmond A. Grin
    Pages 235-259
  10. Charles S. Cockell, Darlene S.S. Lim
    Pages 261-275
  11. Back Matter

About this book


Growing evidence, based on observations from orbiters, landers and telescopes, indicates that Mars may still have numerous hidden water reservoirs. Moreover, from the point of view of habitability, Mars is a prime target for astrobiologists in search of extant or extinct microbial life because we know that life exists in earth’s permafrost regions, such as parts of Siberia and the Antarctic, which are the closest terrestrial analogues to Mars. "Water on Mars and Life" surveys recent advances made in research into water on Mars together with its astrobiological implications. This volume 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.


Habitat Reservoir astrobiology cold region hydrology mars permafrost

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20624-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31538-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-8957
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-1851
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