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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2016, Article ID 2410573, 50 pages
Research Article

Discovery of Naturally Etched Fission Tracks and Alpha-Recoil Tracks in Submarine Glasses: Reevaluation of a Putative Biosignature for Earth and Mars

1Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, 1-26 Earth Science Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E3
2NASA Ames Research Center, Exobiology Branch, MS 239-4, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000, USA

Received 3 October 2015; Accepted 8 December 2015

Academic Editor: Ghaleb H. Jarrar

Copyright © 2016 Jason E. French and David F. Blake. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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