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dc.contributor.authorRettberg, Petra
dc.contributor.authorAnesio, Alexandre M.
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Victor R.
dc.contributor.authorBaross, Victor R.
dc.contributor.authorCady, Sherry L.
dc.contributor.authorDetsis, Emmanouil
dc.contributor.authorForeman, Christine M.
dc.contributor.authorHauber, Ernst
dc.contributor.authorOri, Gian G.
dc.contributor.authorPearce, David A.
dc.contributor.authorRenno, Nilton O.
dc.contributor.authorRuvkun, Gary
dc.contributor.authorSattler, Birgit
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Mark P.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, David H.
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Dirk
dc.contributor.authorWestall, Frances
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-05T16:28:14Z
dc.date.available2017-07-05T16:28:14Z
dc.date.issued2016-02
dc.identifier.citationRettberg P, Anesio AM, Baker VR, Baross JA, Cady SL, Detsis E, Foreman CM, Hauber E, Ori GG, Pearce DA, Renno NO, Ruvkun G, Sattler B, Saunders MP, Smith DH, Wagner D, Westall F, “Planetary Protection and Mars Special Regions—A Suggestion for Updating the Definition,” Astrobiology, 2016 February; 16(2):119-25.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1531-1074
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/13172
dc.description.abstractWe highlight the role of COSPAR and the scientific community in defining and updating the framework of planetary protection. Specifically, we focus on Mars “Special Regions,” areas where strict planetary protection measures have to be applied before a spacecraft can explore them, given the existence of environmental conditions that may be conducive to terrestrial microbial growth. We outline the history of the concept of Special Regions and inform on recent developments regarding the COSPAR policy, namely, the MEPAG SR-SAG2 review and the Academies and ESF joint committee report on Mars Special Regions. We present some new issues that necessitate the update of the current policy and provide suggestions for new definitions of Special Regions. We conclude with the current major scientific questions that remain unanswered regarding Mars Special Regions. Key Words: Planetary protection—Mars Special Regions—COSPAR policy. Astrobiology 16, 119–125.en_US
dc.titlePlanetary Protection and Mars Special Regions—A Suggestion for Updating the Definitionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage119en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage125en_US
mus.citation.issue2en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleAstrobiologyen_US
mus.citation.volume16en_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1089/ast.2016.1472en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.data.thumbpage7en_US


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