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A734 - Astrobiology Seminar Fall 2004 - Reading

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1 - 8/30/04 - Meech - Comet Activity and Composition

  • [1] Meech, K. and J. Svoren. "Physical and Chemical Evolution of Cometary Nuclei", in Comets II, M. Festou et. al., eds, Univ. of AZ Press, in press. pdf file.
  • [2] Prialnik, D. (1997). "A Model for the Distant Activity of Comet Hale-Bopp", Ap.J. 478, L107-L110. pdf file.
  • [3] Prialnik, D., N. Brosch and D. Ianovici (1995). "Modelling the Activity of 2060 Chiron", Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc, 276, 1148-1154. pdf file.

2 - 9/13 - Williams - Water signatures at sub-mm wavelengths in the ISM & disks

  • [4] Van Dishoeck and Blake (1998). "Chemical Evolution of Star-Forming Regions". in Annual Reviews of Astronomy & Astrophysics, 36, 317-368. pdf file.

3 - 9/20 - Reipurth - The Formation of Single and Multiple Stars

  • [5] Larson, R. B. (2003). "The Physics of Star Formation", Rep. Prog. Phys. 66, 1651-1697 pdf file.

4 - 9/27 - Jewitt - Water Ice in comets and Asteroids

  • [6] Luu, J. X. and D. C. Jewitt (2002). "Kuiper Belt Objects: Relics from the Accretion Disk fo the Sun", in Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys, 40, 63-101. pdf file.
  • [7] Jewitt, D. C. (2004). "From Cradle to Grave: The Rise and Demise of the Comets", in Comets II, M. Festou et. al., eds, Univ. of AZ Press, in press. pdf file.

5 - 10/04 - Schorghofer - The Distribution of Ground Ice on Mars

  • [8] Jakosky, B. M. and M. T. Mellon (2004). "Water on Mars", Physics Today, April 2004, p.71. pdf file.
  • [9] Boynton, W. V. et al. (2002). "Distribution of hydrogen in the near surface of Mars: Evidence for subsurface ice deposits. Science 297, 81. pdf file.
  • [10] Mellon, M. T. and B. M. Jakosky (1993). "Geographic variations in the thermal and diffusive stability of ground ice on Mars." J. Geophys. Res. Planets 98, 345. pdf file.

6 - 10/11 - Taylor - Lunar Science and Astrobiology

  • [11] Taylor, J. (2003). "Moonstruck", Natural History, 46-53. pdf file.
  • [12] Jakosky, B., A. Anbar, G. J. Taylor and P. Lucey (2004) "Astrobiology Science Goals and Lunar Exploartion: NASA Astrobiology Institute White Paper", 2004 July 19. pdf file.

7 - 10/18 - Delsanti - Composition and surface diversity of the trans-neptunian....

  • [6] Luu, J. X. and D. C. Jewitt (2002). "Kuiper Belt Objects: Relics from the Accretion Disk fo the Sun", in Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys, 40, 63-101. pdf file.

8 - 10/25 - Kaiser - Charged Particle Processing of Extraterrestrial Ices

  • [13] Kaiser, R. I., and N. Balucani (2001). "The Formation of Nitriles in Hydrocarbon-Rich Atmosphere of Planets and Their Satellites: Laboratory Investigations by the Crossed Molecular Beam Technique", Acc. Chem Res. 34, 699-706. pdf file.
  • [14] Kaiser, R. I. (2002). "Experimental Investigation on the Formation of Carbon-Bearing Molecules in the Interstellar Medium via Neutral-Neutral REactions", Chem Rev., 102, 1309-1358. pdf file.

9 - 11/01 - Cowen - The Microbial Biosphere of Sediment Buried Ocean Crusts

  • [15] Cowen, J. P. (1999). "The Microbial Biosphere of Sediment-Buried Oceanic Basement", Research in Microbiology, 155, 497-506. pdf file.
  • [16] Bach, W., and K. Edwards (2003). "Iron and sulfide oxidation within the basaltic ocean crust: implications for chemolithoautotrophic microbial biomass production". Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 67 (20) 3871-3887. pdf file.
  • [17] Fisher, A. et al., (2003). "Hydrothermal recharge and discharge across 50 km guided by seamounts on a young ridge flank". Nature 421 (6 Feb) 618-621. pdf file.

10 - 11/08 - Mottl - Serpentinization, Abiogenic CH4 & Extremophilic Archea ...

  • [18] Mottl, M. J., S. C. Komor, P. Fryer, C. L. Moyer (2003). "Deep-slab fluids fuel extremophilic Archaea on a Mariana Forearc Serpentinite mud Volcano: Ocean Drilling Program Leg 195", Geochem, Geophys, Geosys. 4, p. 1-14. pdf file.
  • [19] McCollom, T. M. and J. S. Seewald (2001). "A Reassessment of the Potential for Reduction of Dissolved CO2 to Hydrocarbons During Serpentinization of Olivine", Geochimica et Cosmo. Acta, 65, 3769-3778. pdf file.
  • [20] McCollom, T. M. and J. S. Seewald (2003). "Experimental Constraints on the Hydrothermal Reactivity of Organic Acids and Acid Anions: 1. Formic Acid and Formate", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67, 3625-3644. pdf file.
  • [21] Berndt et al. (1996) Reduction of CO2 during serpentinization of olivine at 300oC and 500 bar. Geology 24:351-354.
  • [22] Foustoukos and Seyfried (2004) Hydrocarbons in hydrothermal vent fluids: the role of Cr-bearing catalysts. Science 304:1002-1005.
  • [23] Horita and Berndt (1999) Abiogenic methane formation and isotopic fractionation under hydrothermal conditions. Science 285:1055-1057.

11 - 11/15 - Karl - Lake Vostok, Antarctica: Recent progress, future prospects

  • [24] Priscu, J. C., E. E. Adams, W. Berry Lyons, M. A Voytek, D. W. Mogk, R. L. Brown, C. P. McKay, C. D. Takacs, K. A. Welch, C. F. Wolf, J. D. Kirshtein, R. Avci (1999). "Geomicrobiology of Subglacial Ice Above Lake Vostok, Antarctica", Science, 286, 2141-2144. pdf file.
  • [25] Karl, D. M., D. F. Bird, K. Bjorkman, T. Houlihan, R. Schakelford and L. Tupas (1999). "Microorganisms in the Accreted Ice of Lake Vostok, Antarctica", Science, 286, 2144-2147. pdf file.
  • [26] McKay, C. P, K. P. Hand, P. T. Doran, D. T. Andersen and J. C. Priscu (2003). "Clathrate formation and the fate of noble and biologically useful gases in Lake Vostgok, Antarctica". Geophysical Res. Lett. 30, 1702-1705. pdf file.
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12 - 11/22 - Boal - Biomolecular Stability in Extreme Aqueous Environments

  • [28] Benvegnu, T. M. Brard, D. Plusquelle (2004). "Archaeabacteria bipolar lipid analogues: Structure, synthesis and Lyotropic properties", Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 8, 469-479. pdf file.
  • [29] Petukhov, M., U. Kil, S. Kuramitsu, and V. Lanzov (1997). "Insights into Thermal Resistance of Proteins From the Intrinsic Stability of Their alpha-Helices", Proteins: Strucutre, Function and Genetics 29, 308-320. pdf file.
  • [30] Tinoco, I. (1996). "Nucleic Acid Structures, Energetics, and Dynamics" J. Phys. Chem. 100, 13311-13322. pdf file.

13 - 11/29 - Glazer - Oxic-Anoxic Transition Zones: Synergy Between Geochemistry and micro)biology

  • [31] Brune, A., P. Frenzel, H. Cypionka (2000). "Life at the Oxic-Anoxic Interface: Microbial Activities and Adaptations", FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 24, 691-710. pdf file.
  • [32] Stal, L. J. (1995). "Physiological Ecology of Cyanobacteria in Microbial Mats and Other Communities", New Phytologist, 131 1-32. pdf file.
  • [33] Luther, G. W., B. T. Glazer, L. Hohmann,m J. I. Popp, M. Taillefert, T. F. Rozan, P. J. Brendel, S. M. Theberge, and D. B. Nuzzio (2001), "Sulfur Speciation Monitored in situ with solid State Gold Amalgam Voltammetric microelectrodes: Polysulfides as a Special Case in Sediments, Microbial Mats and Hydrothermal Vent Waters", J. Environ. Monit. 3, 61-66. pdf file.

14 - 12/06 - Binsted - Computational Approaches to the Evolution of Intelligence

  • [34] Todd, P. M. et al., "The Causes and Effects of Evolutionary Simulation in the Behavioral Sciences" pdf file
  • [35] Komosinski, M. (2003). "The Framsticks System: Versatile Simulator of 3D Agents and their Evolution", Kybernetes 32, 156-173. pdf file
  • [36] Binsted, K. (2004). "Tongue-Tied: The Disadvantages of Using Natural Language for Interstellar Message Composition", in Between Worlds: The Art and Science of Interstellar Message Composition, Cambridge: The MIT Press, Douglas A. Vakoch, Ed. pdf file
  • [37] Minsky, M. (1985). "Communication with Alien Intelligence", in Extraterrestrials: Science and Alien Intelligence, Edward Regis, Ed., Cambridge Univ. Press. txt file

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Karen Meech
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