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CALIFA, the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area survey : IV. Third public data release
(2016-10) - Journal article
This paper describes the third public data release (DR3) of the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area (CALIFA) survey. Science-grade quality data for 667 galaxies are made public, including the 200 galaxies of the second ...
The PanCam instrument for the ExoMars rover
(2017-07-01) - Journal article
The scientific objectives of the ExoMars rover are designed to answer several key questions in the search for life on Mars. In particular, the unique subsurface drill will address some of these, such as the possible existence ...
Plausible microbial metabolisms on Mars
(2013) - Journal article
Sophie L Nixon, Claire R Cousins and Charles S Cockell explore the possible ways in which any Martian life could get energy.
Mars surface context cameras past, present, and future
(2016-04) - Journal item
Mars has been the focus of robotic space exploration since the 1960s, in which time there have been over 40 missions, some successful, some not. Camera systems have been a core component of all instrument payloads sent to ...
Planetary science and exploration in the deep subsurface : results from the MINAR Program, Boulby Mine, UK
(2017-04) - Journal article
The subsurface exploration of other planetary bodies can be used to unravel their geological history and assess their habitability. On Mars in particular, present-day habitable conditions may be restricted to the subsurface. ...
Water-planets in the habitable zone: atmospheric chemistry, observable features, and the case of kepler-62e and -62f
(2013-10-01) - Journal article
Planets composed of large quantities of water that reside in the habitable zone are expected to have distinct geophysics and geochemistry of their surfaces and atmospheres. We explore these properties motivated by two key ...
The Astrobiology Primer v2.0
(2016-08-01) - Journal article
Modeling the Signature of Sulfur Mass-Independent Fractionation produced in the Archean Atmosphere
(2014-09-15) - Journal article
Minor sulfur isotope anomalies indicate the absence of O2 from the Archean atmosphere. A rich dataset showing large variations in magnitude and sign of Δ33S and Δ36S, preserved in both sulfates and sulfides, suggests that ...
The evolution of solar flux from 0.1 nm to 160 μm : quantitative estimates for planetary studies
(2012-09-06) - Journal article
Understanding changes in the solar flux over geologic time is vital for understanding the evolution of planetary atmospheres because it affects atmospheric escape and chemistry, as well as climate. We describe a numerical ...
Remote detection of past habitability at Mars-analogue hydrothermal alteration terrains using an ExoMars Panoramic Camera emulator
(2015-05-15) - Journal article
A major scientific goal of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2018 rover is to identify evidence of life within the martian rock record. Key to this objective is the remote detection of geological substrates that are ...