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Reflections on the definition of analogues and consequences for the EURO-CARES project

Westall, Frances and Zipfel, Jutta and Foucher, Frédéric and Bridges, John and Debaille, Vinciane and Folco, Luigi and Michalski, Joe and Woznikiewicz, Penny and Martines-Frias, Jésus and Joy, Katherine and Lee, Martin and Brucato, John Robert and Viso, Michel and Bost, Nicolas and Hutzler, Aurore and Kminek, Gerhard and Schroeven-Deceuninck, Hilde and Zolensky, Michael E. and Smith, Caroline and Bacon, Oliver and Van Ginneken, Matthias and Ferrière, Ludovic and the Euro-Cares team (2016) Reflections on the definition of analogues and consequences for the EURO-CARES project. 16th EANA Astrobiology Conference, 27. - 30. September 2016, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

Most astrobiological investigations have been, and will be focused on solid materials, including rocks, soil, and ices. However, natural materials can be very complex in composition and the potential traces of life and/or molecules of astrobiological interest they could contain may be very subtle and challenging to detect. Hence, the importance of prior preparation of the missions using analogues. Analogues are terrestrial sites or samples having properties more or less similar than those expected on a given extraterrestrial body. There is a huge variety of analogues on Earth that can be used for many purposes: to test space craft landing and rover mobility, to test and calibrate instruments and sample preparation systems for in situ missions before launch, to help interpretation of data acquired during missions, and to carry out laboratory experiments. Analogue samples include minerals and rocks, as well as chemical, biological and material samples.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108244/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Reflections on the definition of analogues and consequences for the EURO-CARES project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Westall, FrancesCNRS, CBM, Orléans, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Zipfel, JuttaSenckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Foucher, FrédéricCNRS, CBM, Orléans, France; frederic.foucher (at) cnrs.frUNSPECIFIED
Bridges, JohnSpace Research Centre, University of Leicester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Debaille, VincianeG-Time, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Folco, LuigiDipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, ItaliaUNSPECIFIED
Michalski, JoeDepartment of Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Woznikiewicz, PennyDepartment of Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Martines-Frias, JésusInstituto de Geociencias, Fac. de Ciencias Geológicas, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Joy, KatherineSchool of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Lee, MartinSchool of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, ScotlandUNSPECIFIED
Brucato, John RobertINAF, Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri, Firenze, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Viso, MichelCNES, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Bost, NicolasCNRS, CBM, Orléans, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Hutzler, AuroreNatural History Museum of Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Kminek, GerhardESA, The Noordwijk, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Schroeven-Deceuninck, HildeESA, The Noordwijk, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Zolensky, Michael E.NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, USAUNSPECIFIED
Smith, CarolineDepartment of Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Bacon, OliverDepartment of Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Van Ginneken, MatthiasG-Time, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Ferrière, Ludovic and the Euro-Cares teamNatural History Museum of Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Euro-Cares
Event Title:16th EANA Astrobiology Conference
Event Location:Athens, Greece
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27. - 30. September 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:25 Nov 2016 13:24
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:05

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