6 July 1998 Carbonaceous objects resembling nannobacteria in the Allende meteorite
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The carbon in Allende consists of balls ranging form 30 to 150 nm in diameter.Most are spheres, but some ovoid to worm- like forms occur. Grape-like clumps and rosary-like chains are the most dramatic mimics of terrestrial bacterial colonies. We propose that the carbon balls in Allende represent roasted corpses of nanobacteria because of their resemblance to nanobacteria on earth.
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Robert L. Folk, Robert L. Folk, F. Leo Lynch, F. Leo Lynch, } "Carbonaceous objects resembling nannobacteria in the Allende meteorite", Proc. SPIE 3441, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology, (6 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319830; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319830
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