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.


Christopher R. Webster, Paul R. Mahaffy, Sushil K. Atreya, John E. Moores, Gregory J. Flesch, Charles Malespin, Christopher P. McKay, German Martinez, Christina L. Smith, Javier Martin-Torres, Javier Gomez-Elvira, Maria-Paz Zorzano, Michael H. Wong, Melis, Patrice Coll, Caroline Freissinet, Pierre-Yves Meslin, Raina V. Gough, Christopher H. House, Alexander Pavlov, Jennifer L. Eigenbrode, Daniel P. Glavin

Background levels of methane in Mars’ atmosphere show strong seasonal variations

Friday 8 June 2018
Jennifer L. Eigenbrode, Roger E. Summons, Andrew Steele, Caroline Freissinet, Maëva Millan, Rafael Navarro-González, Brad Sutter, Amy C. McAdam, Heather B. Franz, Daniel P. Glavin, Paul D. Archer Jr., Paul R. Mahaffy, Pamela G. Conrad, Joel A. Hurowitz, J, Patrice Coll

Organic matter preserved in 3-billion-year-old mudstones at Gale crater, Mars

Friday 8 June 2018
C.A.Nixon, R.D.Lorenz, R.K.Achterberg, A.Buch, Patrice Coll, R.N.Clark, R.Courtin, A.Hayes, L.Iess, R.E.Johnson, R.M.C.Lopes, M.Mastrogiuseppe, K.Mandt, D.G.Mitchell, Francois Raulin, A.M.Rymer, H.Todd Smith, A.Solomonidouk, C.Sotin, D.Strobel, E.P.Turtle, V.Vuitton, R.A.West, R.V.Yelle

Titan's cold case files - Outstanding questions after Cassini-Huygens
Planetary and Space Science

Wednesday 21 February 2018
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