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Published by Lunar and Planetary Institute, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Houston, TX, [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
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Statementedited by S. Squyres and J. Kasting.
SeriesLPI technical report -- no. 93-03, pt. 2., [NASA contractor report] -- NASA CR-193503., LPI technical report -- 93-03.
ContributionsSquyres, Steven W., Kasting, J., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL14702145M

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