Paleolake sites on Mars, particularly buried deposits that have been shielded from surface radiation, serve as intriguing targets for the search for life. Mars-like ephemeral playa lakes here on Earth can offer insights and perspectives on the possibilities for physical, metabolic, and biomolecular biosignature recovery from similar environments on Mars.
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Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments (2016: May 16-18, Lake Tahoe, NV)
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