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

Nicolas Fray, Anais Bardyn, Herve Cottin, D. Baklouti, C. Briois, C. Engrand, H. Fischer, K. Hornung, Robin Isnard, Y. Langevin, H. Lehto, L. Le Roy, E. M. Mellado, S. Merouane, Paola Modica, F.-R. Orthous-Daunay, J. Paquette, J. Rynö, R. Schulz, J. Silén, S. Siljeström, O. Stenzel, L. Thirkell, K. Varmuza, B. Zaprudin, J. Kissel and M. Hilchenbach

Nitrogen to carbon atomic ratio measured by COSIMA in the particles of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Saturday 5 August 2017
O. Mousis, D. H. Atkinson, T. Cavalié, L. N. Fletcher, M. J. Amato, S. Aslam, F. Ferri, J.-B. Renard, T. Spilker, E. Venkatapathy, P. Wurz, K. Aplin, A. Coustenis, M. Deleuil, M. Dobrijevic, T. Fouchet, T. Guillot, P. Hartogh, T. Hewagama, M. D. Hofstadte, Olivia Venot, J. H. Waite, R. K. Achterberg, S. Atreya, F. Billebaud, M. Blanc, F. Borget, B. Brugger, S. Charnoz, T. Chiavassa, V. Cottini, L. d'Hendecourt, G. Danger, T. Encrenaz, N. J. P. Gorius, L. Jorda, B. Marty, R. Moreno, A. Morse, C. Nixon, K. Reh, T. Ronnet,

Scientific rationale for Uranus and Neptune in situ explorations
Planetary and Space Science

Tuesday 1 August 2017
Goesmann F., W.B. Brinckerhoff, Francois Raulin, W. Goetz, R.M. Danell, S. Getty, S. Siljeström, H. Mißbach, H. Steininger, R.D. Arevalo Jr., A. Buch, C. Freissinet, A. Grubisic, U.J. Meierhenrich, V.T. Pinnick, Fabien Stalport, C. Szopa, J.L. Vago, R. Lindner, M.D. Schulte, J.R. Brucato, D.P. Glavin, Noel Grand, X. Li, F.H.W. van Amerom., and the MOMA Science Team

The Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) Instrument: Characterization of Organic Material in Martian Sediments
Astrobiology

Saturday 1 July 2017
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