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.


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
Gardner E., Lehto H.J., Lehto K., Nicolas Fray, Bardyn A., Lönnberg T., Merouane S., Robin Isnard, Herve Cottin, Hilchenbach M. and the COSIMA team

The detection of solid phosphorus and fluorine in the dust from the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499 (2), 1870-1873

Friday 25 September 2020
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