Paper No. 26-33
Presentation Time: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
STROMATOLITE DIVERSITY AND USE AS PLANETARY ENVIRONMENTAL AND GEOLOGICAL PROXIES
Stromatolites exhibit a wide range of forms that can give data on planetary conditions and serve as environmental indicators. As our rovers investigate other planets, stromatolite-like structures may be encountered. Observations on Earthly stromatolites may prepare us to recognise and interpret conditions on other planets. We plan to show a diverse suite of stromatolithic forms and comment on the geological conditions they indicate.