SP-1231 ‘Exobiology in the Solar System and The Search for Life on Mars’,ISBN 92-9092-520-5ScientificCoordinators: André Brack, Brian Fitton and François RaulinEdited by:Andrew WilsonESAPublications DivisionPublished by:ESAPublications DivisionESTEC, Noordwijk, The NetherlandsPrice:70 Dutch Guilders/ EUR32Copyright:© 1999 European Space Agency
Fossil coccoid bacteria, 1
m in diameter, found in sediment 3.3-3.5Gyr old from theEarly Archean of South Africa. See pages 160-161.
a portion of the meandering canyons of the Nanedi Valles systemviewed by Mars Global Surveyor. The valley is about 2.5 km wide; the scene covers9.8 km by 27.9 km centred on 5.1°N/48.26°W. The valley floor at top right exhibits a200m-wide channel covered by dunes and debris. This channel suggests that thevalley might have been carved by water flowing through the system over a long period, in a manner similar to rivers on Earth.
(Malin Space Science Systems/NASA)