Astrobiology

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.

Publications

E. Frattin, O. Munoz, F. Moreno, J. Nava, J. Escobar-Cerezo, J. C. Gomez Martin, D. Guirado, A. Cellino, Patrice Coll, Francois Raulin, I. Bertini, G. Cremonese, M. Lazzarin, G. Naletto and F. La Forgia

Experimental phase function and degree of linear polarization of cometary dust analogues
MNRAS

Saturday 12 January 2019
R. Navarro‐González, K.F. Navarro, Patrice Coll, C.P. McKay, J.C. Stern, B. Sutter, P.D. Archer Jr, A. Buch, M. Cabane, P.G. Conrad, J.L. Eigenbrode, H.B. Franz, C. Freissinet, D.P. Glavin, J.V. Hogancamp, A.C. McAdam, C.A. Malespin, F.J. Martín‐Torres, D.W. Ming, R.V. Morris, B. Prats, Francois Raulin, J. Antonio Rodríguez‐Manfredi, C. Szopa, M.‐P. Zorzano‐Mier, P.R. Mahaffy, S. Atreya, M.G. Trainer, A.R. Vasavada

Abiotic input of fixed nitrogen by bolide impacts to Gale crater during the Hesperian. Insights from the Mars Science Laboratory
JGR Planets

Wednesday 19 December 2018
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