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2001 Annual Science Report

Arizona State University Reporting  |  JUL 2000 – JUN 2001

Executive Summary

Executive Summary — ASU (dm)

During the third year of ASU’s Astrobiology Program (The Origin, Evolution and Distribution of Life in the Solar System) we achieved substantial progress toward meeting our research and educational goals. This work involved a team of some eighty-five research Co-I’s,collaborators and students located at seventeen institutions. It resulted in twenty-two publications in first-tier peer-reviewed journals and six additional publications still in press. The following highlights outline the major achievements of the ASU team during this review period.

â?¢ In the study of carbonaceous meteorites, Laurie Leshin determined that Hydrogen isotope values for magmatic water entrapped in a martian meteorite indicate the potential for ~2-3 times more water in the crust today than previously thought, thus increasing the potential for life.

â?¢ In laboratory simulations of deep sea vent (black smoker) environments, the research team of John Holloway and Peggy ... Continue reading.

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