Astrobiology and Astrochemistry

Astrobiology is the study of the processes which led to the apparition of life on our planet and which may have or could enable it elsewhere. The LISA research on this topic follows two main paths: studies of the reactivity and evolution of organic matter in extraterrestrial environments and the search for molecular structures through remote sensing and in situ measurements. The LISA thus develops laboratory experiments simulating the conditions of extraterrestrial environments, participates to the designing and building up of chemical analyzers for (mostly ESA and NASA) spatial missions and participates to remote sensing campaigns.


Paquette J.A., Nicolas Fray, Bardyn A., Engrand C., Alexander C. M. O’D., Siljeström S., Herve Cottin, Merouane S., Robin Isnard, Stenzel O. J., Fischer H., Rynö J., Kissel J. and Hilchenbach M.

The D/H Ratio Measured in the Dust of Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko Using Rosetta/COSIMA.

Saturday 17 April 2021
Anisman, L. O., Edwards, B., Changeat, Q., Olivia Venot, Al-Refaie, A. F.,Tsiaras, A., Tinetti, G.

WASP-117 b: an eccentric hot-Saturn as a future complex chemistry laboratory
The Astronomical Journal

Thursday 29 October 2020
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