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Title: Planetary Science & Astrobiology: Cold habitats for life in the Solar system
Primary Author: Mark Skidmore
Secondary Author(s): John Priscu, Brent Christner
Institution: Montana State University
Summary: The paper highlights that improved knowledge of the carbon and energy transformations necessary to support life at sub-zero temperatures is key to future planetary science and astrobiological research given ice is the most abundant phase of water in the Solar system.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
Satellites: Galilean satellites, Titan, and the other satellites of the giant planets.
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