Chemistry Of Life Projects

Modeling the Origin and Early Evolution of Life

Monday, September 24 2007 - 2:15 pm, PDT
This study develops techniques for the analysis of astrobiological samples, including laboratory modeling of processes and characterization of known biogeological materials as a benchmark against which to compare field samples.

Hydrogen in the Rock Column

Saturday, September 01 2007 - 4:33 pm, PDT
A study of the amount of hydrogen contained in the rock column, how it is released, and its availability to deep microbial communities.

Cassini Data Analysis and Organic Materials on Solar System Bodies

Tuesday, August 15 2006 - 4:09 pm, PDT
Extract and analyze the data collected by Cassini to assist in identifying the compounds that exist on Saturn and other objects within the solar system.

Optical Properties of Tholin Produced in a Hydrogen-Rich Early Earth Atmosphere

Tuesday, August 15 2006 - 10:39 am, PDT
Study of optical properties of naturally occuring haze to assist in understanding the causes of greenhouse effects on the early Earth.