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A740 - Astrobiology Seminar Spring 2006 - Syllabus

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All classes meet Fridays, 11:30-12:30, PSB 211.

# Date Who Topic Read
1 01/13 Meech Follow the Ice, Basic Ice Physics [pdf] 1
2 01/20 Meech Ice Observing Techniques [pdf]  
3 01/27 Meech/Huss Ice Obs. Tech (contd); Ion Microprobe Techniques [pdf] 2 3 4
4 02/03 Schorghofer The Antarctic Dry Valleys as Mars Analogs [pdf] 5 6
5 02/10 Rull Raman Techniques for the Study of Minerals & Aqueous products -- Applications to the Exo-Mars Mission and Rio Tinto Analogs [pdf] 7 8 9 10 11
6 02/17 Haghighipour Dynamics and Late Heavy Bombardment [pdf] 12 13 14 15
7 02/24 Schultz Surviving Impact 16 17
8 03/03 Taylor Water on the Moon [pdf] 18 19
9 03/10 Meech Comet Ice and what this tell us about Protoplanetary Disk Chemistry [pdf] 20 21 22 23 24
10 03/17 Meech Stardust results from LPSC and Student Discussion [ppt]  
11 03/24 Owen D/H Isotopes and Mars Water History 25 26 27
12 03/31   Spring break - No class  
13 04/07 Chizmadia Water Ice on Asteroids 28
14 04/14   Hol. Good Friday - No Class  
15 04/21 Boal Chiral Molecules in Ice Clathrates: Biosignatures [pdf] 29
16 04/28 Glazer Ices and Proteins 30

Reading List

  • [1] Meech, K. and J. Svoren (2004). "Using Cometary Activity to Trace the Physical and Chemical Evolution of Cometary Nuclei", in Comets II, ed. M. C. Festou, H. U. Keller and H. A. Weaver, Univ. AZ Press, p. 335-317.
  • [2] Mumma, M. J., M. A. DiSanti, N. Dello Russo, K. Magee-Sauer, E. Gibb and R. Novak (2003). "Remote Infrared Observations of Parent Volatiles in Comets: A Window on the Early Solar System", Adv. Space. Res 31, 2563-2575.
  • [3] Bauer, J. M., T. L. Roush, T. R. Geballe, K. J. Meech, T. C. Owen, W. D. Vacca, J. T. Rayner and K. T. C. Jim (2003). "The Near Infrared Spectrum of Miranda: Evidence of Crystalline Water Ice", Icarus 158, 178-190.
  • [4] USGS excerpts from Clark, R. N. (1995). "Reflectance Spectra", Web link
  • [5] Mangold, N., S. Maurice, W. C. Feldman, F. Costard and F. Forget (2004). "Spatial relationships between patterned ground and ground ice detected by the Neutron Spectrometer on Mars", JGR 109, E08001.
  • [6] Van der Wateren and R. Hindmarsh (1995). "Stabilists Strike again", News & Views, Nature 376, 389-391.
  • [7] Martinez-Frias, J., R. Lunar, J. A. Rodriguez-Losada, A. Delgado, and F. Rull (2004). "The volcanism-related multistage hydrothermal system of El Jaroso (SE Spain): Implications for the exploration of Mars", Earth, Planets and Space, 56, v-viii.
  • [8] E. Gonzalez-Toril, J. Martinez-Frias, J. M. Gomez Gomez, F. Rull, R. Amils (2005). "Iron Meteorites can Support the Growth of Acidophilic Chemlithoautotrophic Microoorganisms", Astrobiology 5, 406-414.
  • [9] R. L. Forst, M. L. Weier, J. T. Kloprogee, F. Rull, J. Martinez-Frias (2005) "Raman Spectroscopy of Halotrichite from Jaroso, Spain" Spectrochimica 62 176-180.
  • [10] F. Rull, J. Martinez-Frias, A. Sansano, J. Medina, H. G. M. Edwards (2004). "Comparative Micro-Raman study of the Nakhla and Vaca Muerta meteorites" Jour. Raman Spec. 35, 497-503.
  • [11] J. Martinez-Frias, D. Hochberg, R. Full (2005). "A review of the contributions of Albert Einstein to Earth Science in commemoration of the World Year of Physics", Naturwissenschaften
  • [12] Tsiganis, K., R. Gomes, A. Morbidelli, and H. F. Levison (2005). "Origin of the orbital architecture of the giant planets of the Solar System", Nature 435, 459-461.
  • [13] Morbidelli, A., H. F. Levison, K. Tsiganis and R. Gomes (2005). "Chaotic capture of Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids in the early Solar System", Nature 435, 462-465.
  • [14] R. Gomes, H. F. Levison, K. Tsiganis and A. Morbidelli (2005). "Origin of the cataclysmic Late Heavy Bombardment period of the terrestrial planets", Nature 435, 466-469.
  • [15] Hartmann, W. K. (2003). "Megaregolith evolution and cratering cataclysm models - Lunar cataclysm as a misconception (28 years later)", Meteoritics and Planetary Sci. 38, 579-593.
  • [16] Schultz, P.H. and Gault, D.E. (1990). "Prolonged global catastrophes from oblique impacts". In V.L. Sharpton and P.D. Ward, eds., Global Catastrophes in Earth History: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Impacts, Volcanism, and Mass Mortality, Geological Society of America Special Paper 247, 239-261. Figures figs 1 figs 2 figs 3 figs 4
  • [17] Schultz, P.H. and D'Hondt, S. (1996), "The Cretaceous/Tertiary (Chicxulub) impact angle and its consequences", Geology, 24, 963-967. page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5
  • [18] Vondrak, R. R. and D. H. Crider (2003). "Ice at the Lunar Poles", American Scientist 91, 322-329.
  • [19] Schorghofer, N. and G. J. Taylor (2006). "Subsurface Micration of Water at Lunar Cold Traps", LPSC Abstract, submitted.
  • [20] A'Hearn, M. F. A. et al. (2005). "Deep Impact: Excavating Comet Tempel 1", Science 310, 258-264.
  • [21] Keller, H. U. et al. (2005). "Deep Impact Observations by OSIRIS Onboard the Rosetta Spacecraft", Science 310, 281-283.
  • [22] Meech, K. J. et al. (2005). "Deep Impact: Observations from a Worldwide Earth-Based Campaign", Science 310, 265-269.
  • [23] Mumma, M. et al. (2005). "Parent Volatiles in Comet 9P/Tempel 1: Before and After Impact", Science 310, 270-274.
  • [24] Sugita, S. et al. (2005). "Subaru Telescope Observations of Deep Impact", Science 310, 274-278.
  • [25] Owen, T.C. and A. Bar-Nun (2000). "Volatile Contributions from Icy Planetesimals", in Origin of the Earth and Moon, Univ. AZ Press, Ed. R. M. Canup and K. Righter, 459-471.
  • [26] Owen, T. C. (2004). "How the Earth got its Atmosphere", in Icy Worlds of the Solar System, Ed. P. Dasch, Cambridge Univ. Press Cambridge, 60-78.
  • [27] Notesco, G., A. Bar-Nun and T. Owen (2003). "Gas Trapping in Water Ice at Very low Deposition Rates and Implications for Comets", Icarus 162, 183-189.
  • [28] Jewitt, D., L. Chizmadia, R. Grimm and D. Prialnik (2006). "Water in the Small Bodies of the Solar System", PPV, Ed. B. Reipurth, K. Keil and D. Jewitt, Univ. AZ Press,
  • [29] Xu, J. G. J. Ramian, J. F. Galan, P. G. Savvidis, A. M. Scopatz, R. R. Birge, J. Allen, and K. W. Plaxco (2003). "Methodologies and Techniques for Detecting Extraterrestrial (Microbial) Life", Astrobiology 3, 489-504.
  • [30] Mock, T. and D. N. Thomas (2006). "Recent Advances in Sea-Ice Microbiology", Environmental Microbiology 7 605-619.

Last modified: April 23, 2006
Karen Meech
Institute for Astronomy
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meech@ifa.hawaii.edu