I just got off the phone with Dale Andersen who is at Lake Obersee, Antarctica.
Astrochemistry is a discipline that studies physico-chemical processes in astrophysical environments.
Understanding a planet's atmosphere is a necessary condition for understanding not only the planet itself, but also its formation, structure, evolution, and habitability.
Paleobiology & Biosignatures
We present a new method to probe atmospheric pressure on Earthlike planets using (O2-O2) dimers in the near-infrared.
Life on Earth or Mars could have been brought to the moons of Jupiter or Saturn on rocks blasted off those planets, researchers say.
We review the state of the field of terrestrial planet formation with the goal of understanding the formation of the inner Solar System and low-mass exoplanets.
Earth's volatile elements (H, C, and N) are essential to maintaining habitable conditions for metazoans and simpler life forms.
Habitable Zones & Global Climate
The habitable zone (HZ) around a star is typically defined as the region where a rocky planet can maintain liquid water on its surface.
Cosmic rays may be linked to the formation of volatiles necessary for prebiotic chemistry.
We present the results of simulations on the detectability of O2 in the atmosphere of Earth twins around nearby low mass stars using high resolution transmission spectroscopy.
We present narrow-band photometric measurements of the exoplanet GJ 1214b using the 10.4 m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) and the OSIRIS instrument.
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