Dr. Jennifer Claire Stern

Dr. Jennifer Claire Stern

  • RESEARCH AST, PLANETARY STUDIES
  • 301.614.6062
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 699
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Jennifer Stern is a Space Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, specializing in the study of the chemistry of the atmosphere and surface of Mars, and instrument development for geochemical measurements on planetary surfaces. In particular, she is interested in whether Mars ever had a nitrogen cycle, and how we might look to terrestrial Mars analogs to understand both biological and abiotic nitrogen cycling processes. She is a member of the science team for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover Curiosity, which landed in Gale Crater on Mars in August 2012. She is also a team member on the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Instrument Suite, one of the 10 instruments on Curiosity, which uses mass and laser spectrometry to measure the chemical composition of the atmosphere and surface of Mars.

    Back on Earth, Dr. Stern runs the Stable Isotope Facility in the Planetary Environments Laboratory (PEL) where she studies the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen isotope systematics of terrestrial and laboratory planetary analogs of Mars and Titan. She is also interested in the Arctic as an analog for Mars and Ocean Worlds, and has spent 4 field seasons in the Arctic.

    Dr. Stern has a BA in Geology-Biology from Brown University and a PhD in Geochemistry from Florida State University, where she developed analytical techniques for isotope and trace metal analysis of environmental waters in order to trace the impacts of agriculture in the Florida Everglades and methane emissions from landfills. She decided to apply her interest in geochemistry to astrobiology as a postdoctoral fellow at NASA Ames Research Center and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she studied how organic molecules can be formed by non-biological processes occurring in meteorites and at hydrothermal vents. Today, in parallel with her participation on the Curiosity team conducting experiments on Mars, she participates in field expeditions to places where geochemical processes similar to those that may have occurred Mars are recorded in Earth’s rock record, such as Greenland, Svalbard, and southern Mexico.

    Education

    Ph.D. (Geology - 2005) Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
    B.A. (Geology-Biology - 1998) Brown University, Providence, RI
    Class W-149 (Spring 1997) SEA Semester, Woods Hole, MA

    Awards

    Robert H. Goddard Award for Scientific Achievement, 2016

    Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE), 2015

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Smith, I. B., P. O. Hayne, S. Byrne, et al. P. Becerra, M. Kahre, W. Calvin, C. Hvidberg, S. Milkovich, P. Buhler, M. Landis, B. Horgan, A. Kleinböhl, M. R. Perry, R. Obbard, J. Stern, S. Piqueux, N. Thomas, K. Zacny, L. Carter, L. Edgar, J. Emmett, T. Navarro, J. Hanley, M. Koutnik, N. Putzig, B. L. Henderson, J. W. Holt, B. Ehlmann, S. Parra, D. Lalich, C. Hansen, M. Hecht, D. Banfield, K. Herkenhoff, D. A. Paige, M. Skidmore, R. L. Staehle, and M. Siegler. 2020. "The Holy Grail: A road map for unlocking the climate record stored within Mars’ polar layered deposits." Planetary and Space Science, 184: 104841 [10.1016/j.pss.2020.104841]

    Murphy, A. E., S. T. Wieman, J. Gross, et al. J. C. Stern, A. Steele, and M. Glamoclija. 2020. "Characterization of organic carbon in Cambrian stromatolites and implications for microbial biosignature preservation through secondary dolomitization." Chemical Geology, (Submitted)

    Franz, H. B., P. R. Mahaffy, C. R. Webster, et al. G. J. Flesch, E. Raaen, C. Freissinet, S. K. Atreya, C. House, A. C. Mcadam, C. A. Knudson, P. D. Archer, J. C. Stern, A. Steele, B. Sutter, J. L. Eigenbrode, D. P. Glavin, J. M. Lewis, C. A. Malespin, M. Millan, D. W. Ming, R. Navarro-González, and R. E. Summons. 2020. "Indigenous and exogenous organics and surface-atmosphere cycling inferred from carbon and oxygen isotopes at Gale crater." Nature Astronomy, [Full Text (Link)] [10.1038/s41550-019-0990-x]

    Chan, M. A., N. W. Hinman, S. L. Potter-McIntyre, et al. K. E. Schubert, R. J. Gillams, S. M. Awramik, P. J. Boston, D. M. Bower, D. J. Des Marais, J. D. Farmer, T. Z. Jia, P. L. King, R. M. Hazen, R. J. Leveille, D. Papineau, K. R. Rempfert, M. Sanchez-Roman, J. R. Spear, G. Southam, J. C. Stern, and H. J. Cleaves. 2019. "Deciphering Biosignatures in Planetary Contexts." Astrobiology, 19 (9): 1075-1102 [10.1089/ast.2018.1903]

    Freissinet, C., M. Millan, D. P. Glavin, et al. X. Li, A. Grubisic, J. L. Eigenbrode, J. C. Stern, J. P. Dworkin, A. Buch, C. Szopa, M. Guzman, M. Carts, S. A. Getty, and W. B. Brinckerhoff. 2019. "Investigating the effects of gamma radiation on selected chemicals for use in biosignature detection instruments on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa." Planetary and Space Science, 175: 1-12 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.pss.2019.05.009]

    Navarro Gonzalez, R., K. Navarro, P. Coll, et al. C. McKay, J. C. Stern, B. Sutter, P. D. Archer, A. Buch, M. Cabane, P. G. Conrad, J. L. Eigenbrode, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, D. P. Glavin, J. Hogancamp, A. C. Mcadam, C. A. Malespin, J. Martín-Torres, D. Ming, R. Morris, B. D. Prats, F. Raulin, J. Rodríguez-Manfredi, C. Szopa, M.-P. Zorzano-Mier, P. Mahaffy, S. Atreya, M. G. Trainer, and A. Vasavada. 2018. "Abiotic input of fixed nitrogen by bolide impacts to Gale crater during the Hesperian. Insights from the Mars Science Laboratory." Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2018JE005852]

    Stern, J. C., B. Sutter, P. D. Archer, et al. J. L. Eigenbrode, A. C. Mcadam, H. B. Franz, C. Knudson, D. W. Ming, G. Wong, C. Freissinet, C. A. Malespin, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, C. Szopa, and P. Mahaffy. 2018. "Major Volatiles Evolved From Eolian Materials in Gale Crater." Geophysical Research Letters, [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2018gl079059]

    Sutter, B., A. C. McAdam, P. R. Mahaffy, et al. D. W. Ming, K. S. Edgett, E. B. Rampe, J. L. Eigenbrode, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, J. P. Grotzinger, A. Steele, C. H. House, P. D. Archer, C. A. Malespin, R. Navarro-González, J. C. Stern, J. F. Bell, F. J. Calef, R. Gellert, D. P. Glavin, L. M. Thompson, and A. S. Yen. 2017. "Evolved Gas Analyses of Sedimentary Rocks and Eolian Sediment in Gale Crater, Mars: Results of the Curiosity Rover's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Instrument from Yellowknife Bay to the Namib Dune." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 122: [10.1002/2016je005225]

    Stern, J. C., B. Sutter, W. A. Jackson, et al. R. Navarro-González, C. P. McKay, D. W. Ming, P. D. Archer, and P. R. Mahaffy. 2017. "The nitrate/(per)chlorate relationship on Mars." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1002/2016gl072199]

    Sebree, J. A., J. C. Stern, K. A. Mandt, S. D. Domagal-Goldman, and M. G. Trainer. 2016. "13C and 15N fractionation of CH4/N2 mixtures during photochemical aerosol formation: Relevance to Titan." Icarus, 270: 421-428 [doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.04.016]

    Mahaffy, P. R., C. R. Webster, J. C. Stern, et al. A. E. Brunner, S. K. Atreya, P. G. Conrad, S. Domagal-Goldman, J. L. Eigenbrode, G. J. Flesch, L. E. Christensen, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Grotzinger, J. H. Jones, L. A. Leshin, C. Malespin, A. C. McAdam, D. W. Ming, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, P. B. Niles, T. Owen, A. A. Pavlov, A. Steele, M. G. Trainer, K. H. Williford, and J. J. Wray. 2015. "The imprint of atmospheric evolution in the D/H of Hesperian clay minerals on Mars." Science, Vol 347: 412-414 [[DOI:10.1126/science.1260291]]

    Stern, J. C., B. Sutter, C. Freissinet, et al. R. Navarro-Gonzalez, C. P. McKay, P. D. Archer Jr., A. Buch, A. E. Brunner, P. Coll, J. L. Eigenbrode, A. G. Fairen, H. B. Franz, D. P. Glavin, S. Kashyap, A. C. Mcadam, D. W. Ming, A. Steele, C. Szopa, J. J. Wray, F. J. Martin-Torres, M.-P. Zorzano, P. G. Conrad, and P. R. Mahaffy. 2015. "Evidence for indigenous nitrogen in sedimentary and aeolian deposits from the Curiosity rover investigations at Gale crater, Mars." Proceedings of National Academy of Science, [10.1073/pnas.1420932112]

    Stern, J. C., D. I. Foustoukos, J. E. Sonke, and V. J. Salters. 2014. "Humic acid complexation of Th, Hf and Zr in ligand competition experiments: Metal loading and pH effects." Chemical Geology, 363: 241-249 [10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.11.001]

    Ming, D. W., P. D. Archer Jr, D. P. Glavin, et al. J. L. Eigenbrode, H. B. Franz, B. Sutter, A. E. Brunner, J. C. Stern, C. Freissinet, A. C. Mcadam, P. R. Mahaffy, M. Cabane, P. Coll, J. L. Campbell, S. K. Atreya, P. B. Niles, J. F. Bell III, D. L. Bish, W. B. Brinckerhoff, A. Buch, P. G. Conrad, D. J. Des Marais, B. L. Ehlmann, A. G. Fairen, K. Farley, G. J. Flesch, P. Francois, R. Gellert, J. A. Grant, J. P. Grotzinger, S. Gupta, K. E. Herkenhoff, J. A. Hurowitz, L. A. Leshin, K. W. Lewis, S. M. McLennan, K. E. Miller, J. Moersch, R. V. Morris, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, A. A. Pavlov, G. M. Perrett, I. Pradler, S. W. Squyres, R. E. Summons, A. Steele, E. M. Stolper, D. Y. Sumner, C. Szopa, S. Teinturier, M. G. Trainer, A. H. Treiman, D. T. Vaniman, A. R. Vasavada, C. R. Webster, J. J. Wray, and R. A. Yingst. 2014. "Volatile and Organic Compositions of Sedimentary Rocks in Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars." Science, 343: 6169 [doi:10.1126/science.1245267]

    Stern, J. C., A. C. Mcadam, I. L. ten Kate, et al. D. L. Bish, D. F. Blake, R. V. Morris, R. Bowden, M. L. Fogel, M. Glamoclijca, P. R. Mahaffy, A. Steele, and H. E. Amundsen. 2013. "Isotopic and geochemical investigation of two distinct Mars analog environments using evolved gas techniques in Svalbard, Norway." Icarus, 224 (2013): 297-308.

    Wong, M. H., S. K. Atreya, P. N. Mahaffy, et al. H. B. Franz, C. Malespin, M. G. Trainer, J. C. Stern, P. G. Conrad, H. Manning, R. O. Pepin, R. H. Becker, C. P. McKay, T. C. Owen, R. Navarro-Gonzaalez, J. H. Jones, B. M. Jakosky, and A. Steele. 2013. "Isotopes of Nitrogen on Mars: Atmospheric Measurements by Curiosity's Mass Spectrometer." Geophys. Res. Lett., 40: 6033-6037 [10.1002/2013GL057840]

    Leshin, L. A., P. R. Mahaffy, C. R. Webster, et al. M. Cabane, P. Coll, P. G. Conrad, P. D. Archer Jr, S. K. Atreya, A. E. Brunner, A. Buch, J. L. Eigenbrode, G. J. Flesch, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, D. P. Glavin, A. C. McAdam, K. E. Miller, D. W. Ming, R. V. Morris, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, P. B. Niles, T. Owen, R. O. Pepin, S. Squyres, A. Steele, J. C. Stern, R. E. Summons, D. Y. Sumner, B. Sutter, C. Szopa, S. Teinturier, M. G. Trainer, J. J. Wray, and J. P. Grotzinger. 2013. "Volatile, Isotope, and Organic Analysis of Martian Fines with the Mars Curiosity Rover." Science, 341: 6153 [10.1126/science.1238937]

    Burton, A. S., J. Stern, J. Elsila, D. Glavin, and J. Dworkin. 2012. "Understanding prebiotic chemistry through the analysis of extraterrestrial amino acids and nucleobases in meteorites." Chemical Society Reviews, 41: 5459-5472 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1039/C2CS35109A]

    Callahan, M. P., K. E. Smith, H. J. Cleaves, et al. J. Ruzicka, J. C. Stern, D. P. Glavin, C. H. House, and J. P. Dworkin. 2011. "Carbonaceous meteorites contain a wide range of extraterrestrial nucleobases." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (34): 13995-13998 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1073/pnas.1106493108]

    Stern, J. C., J. E. Sonke, and V. J. Salters. 2007. "A capillary electrophoresis-ICP-MS study of rare earth element complexation by humic acids." Chemical Geology, 246 (3-4): 170-180 [10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.09.008]

    Stern, J., Y. Wang, B. Gu, and J. Newman. 2007. "Distribution and turnover of carbon in natural and constructed wetlands in the Florida Everglades." Applied Geochemistry, 22 (9): 1936-1948 [10.1016/j.apgeochem.2007.04.007]

    Stern, J. C., J. Chanton, T. Abichou, et al. D. Powelson, L. Yuan, S. Escoriza, and J. Bogner. 2007. "Use of a biologically active cover to reduce landfill methane emissions and enhance methane oxidation." Waste Management, 27 (9): 1248-1258 [10.1016/j.wasman.2006.07.018]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Jennifer Stern is a Space Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, specializing in the study of the chemistry of the atmosphere and surface of Mars, and instrument development for geochemical measurements on planetary surfaces. In particular, she is interested in whether Mars ever had a nitrogen cycle, and how we might look to terrestrial Mars analogs to understand both biological and abiotic nitrogen cycling processes. She is a member of the science team for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover Curiosity, which landed in Gale Crater on Mars in August 2012. She is also a team member on the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Instrument Suite, one of the 10 instruments on Curiosity, which uses mass and laser spectrometry to measure the chemical composition of the atmosphere and surface of Mars.

    Back on Earth, Dr. Stern runs the Stable Isotope Facility in the Planetary Environments Laboratory (PEL) where she studies the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen isotope systematics of terrestrial and laboratory planetary analogs of Mars and Titan. She is also interested in the Arctic as an analog for Mars and Ocean Worlds, and has spent 4 field seasons in the Arctic.

    Dr. Stern has a BA in Geology-Biology from Brown University and a PhD in Geochemistry from Florida State University, where she developed analytical techniques for isotope and trace metal analysis of environmental waters in order to trace the impacts of agriculture in the Florida Everglades and methane emissions from landfills. She decided to apply her interest in geochemistry to astrobiology as a postdoctoral fellow at NASA Ames Research Center and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she studied how organic molecules can be formed by non-biological processes occurring in meteorites and at hydrothermal vents. Today, in parallel with her participation on the Curiosity team conducting experiments on Mars, she participates in field expeditions to places where geochemical processes similar to those that may have occurred Mars are recorded in Earth’s rock record, such as Greenland, Svalbard, and southern Mexico.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Smith, I. B., P. O. Hayne, S. Byrne, et al. P. Becerra, M. Kahre, W. Calvin, C. Hvidberg, S. Milkovich, P. Buhler, M. Landis, B. Horgan, A. Kleinböhl, M. R. Perry, R. Obbard, J. Stern, S. Piqueux, N. Thomas, K. Zacny, L. Carter, L. Edgar, J. Emmett, T. Navarro, J. Hanley, M. Koutnik, N. Putzig, B. L. Henderson, J. W. Holt, B. Ehlmann, S. Parra, D. Lalich, C. Hansen, M. Hecht, D. Banfield, K. Herkenhoff, D. A. Paige, M. Skidmore, R. L. Staehle, and M. Siegler. 2020. "The Holy Grail: A road map for unlocking the climate record stored within Mars’ polar layered deposits." Planetary and Space Science 184 104841 [10.1016/j.pss.2020.104841]

    Murphy, A. E., S. T. Wieman, J. Gross, et al. J. C. Stern, A. Steele, and M. Glamoclija. 2020. "Characterization of organic carbon in Cambrian stromatolites and implications for microbial biosignature preservation through secondary dolomitization." Chemical Geology (Submitted)

    Franz, H. B., P. R. Mahaffy, C. R. Webster, et al. G. J. Flesch, E. Raaen, C. Freissinet, S. K. Atreya, C. House, A. C. Mcadam, C. A. Knudson, P. D. Archer, J. C. Stern, A. Steele, B. Sutter, J. L. Eigenbrode, D. P. Glavin, J. M. Lewis, C. A. Malespin, M. Millan, D. W. Ming, R. Navarro-González, and R. E. Summons. 2020. "Indigenous and exogenous organics and surface-atmosphere cycling inferred from carbon and oxygen isotopes at Gale crater." Nature Astronomy [Full Text (Link)] [10.1038/s41550-019-0990-x]

    Chan, M. A., N. W. Hinman, S. L. Potter-McIntyre, et al. K. E. Schubert, R. J. Gillams, S. M. Awramik, P. J. Boston, D. M. Bower, D. J. Des Marais, J. D. Farmer, T. Z. Jia, P. L. King, R. M. Hazen, R. J. Leveille, D. Papineau, K. R. Rempfert, M. Sanchez-Roman, J. R. Spear, G. Southam, J. C. Stern, and H. J. Cleaves. 2019. "Deciphering Biosignatures in Planetary Contexts." Astrobiology 19 (9): 1075-1102 [10.1089/ast.2018.1903]

    Freissinet, C., M. Millan, D. P. Glavin, et al. X. Li, A. Grubisic, J. L. Eigenbrode, J. C. Stern, J. P. Dworkin, A. Buch, C. Szopa, M. Guzman, M. Carts, S. A. Getty, and W. B. Brinckerhoff. 2019. "Investigating the effects of gamma radiation on selected chemicals for use in biosignature detection instruments on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa." Planetary and Space Science 175 1-12 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.pss.2019.05.009]

    Navarro Gonzalez, R., K. Navarro, P. Coll, et al. C. McKay, J. C. Stern, B. Sutter, P. D. Archer, A. Buch, M. Cabane, P. G. Conrad, J. L. Eigenbrode, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, D. P. Glavin, J. Hogancamp, A. C. Mcadam, C. A. Malespin, J. Martín-Torres, D. Ming, R. Morris, B. D. Prats, F. Raulin, J. Rodríguez-Manfredi, C. Szopa, M.-P. Zorzano-Mier, P. Mahaffy, S. Atreya, M. G. Trainer, and A. Vasavada. 2018. "Abiotic input of fixed nitrogen by bolide impacts to Gale crater during the Hesperian. Insights from the Mars Science Laboratory." Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2018JE005852]

    Stern, J. C., B. Sutter, P. D. Archer, et al. J. L. Eigenbrode, A. C. Mcadam, H. B. Franz, C. Knudson, D. W. Ming, G. Wong, C. Freissinet, C. A. Malespin, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, C. Szopa, and P. Mahaffy. 2018. "Major Volatiles Evolved From Eolian Materials in Gale Crater." Geophysical Research Letters [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2018gl079059]

    Sutter, B., A. C. McAdam, P. R. Mahaffy, et al. D. W. Ming, K. S. Edgett, E. B. Rampe, J. L. Eigenbrode, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, J. P. Grotzinger, A. Steele, C. H. House, P. D. Archer, C. A. Malespin, R. Navarro-González, J. C. Stern, J. F. Bell, F. J. Calef, R. Gellert, D. P. Glavin, L. M. Thompson, and A. S. Yen. 2017. "Evolved Gas Analyses of Sedimentary Rocks and Eolian Sediment in Gale Crater, Mars: Results of the Curiosity Rover's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Instrument from Yellowknife Bay to the Namib Dune." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 122 [10.1002/2016je005225]

    Stern, J. C., B. Sutter, W. A. Jackson, et al. R. Navarro-González, C. P. McKay, D. W. Ming, P. D. Archer, and P. R. Mahaffy. 2017. "The nitrate/(per)chlorate relationship on Mars." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1002/2016gl072199]

    Sebree, J. A., J. C. Stern, K. A. Mandt, S. D. Domagal-Goldman, and M. G. Trainer. 2016. "13C and 15N fractionation of CH4/N2 mixtures during photochemical aerosol formation: Relevance to Titan." Icarus 270 421-428 [doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.04.016]

    Mahaffy, P. R., C. R. Webster, J. C. Stern, et al. A. E. Brunner, S. K. Atreya, P. G. Conrad, S. Domagal-Goldman, J. L. Eigenbrode, G. J. Flesch, L. E. Christensen, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Grotzinger, J. H. Jones, L. A. Leshin, C. Malespin, A. C. McAdam, D. W. Ming, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, P. B. Niles, T. Owen, A. A. Pavlov, A. Steele, M. G. Trainer, K. H. Williford, and J. J. Wray. 2015. "The imprint of atmospheric evolution in the D/H of Hesperian clay minerals on Mars." Science Vol 347 412-414 [[DOI:10.1126/science.1260291]]

    Stern, J. C., B. Sutter, C. Freissinet, et al. R. Navarro-Gonzalez, C. P. McKay, P. D. Archer Jr., A. Buch, A. E. Brunner, P. Coll, J. L. Eigenbrode, A. G. Fairen, H. B. Franz, D. P. Glavin, S. Kashyap, A. C. Mcadam, D. W. Ming, A. Steele, C. Szopa, J. J. Wray, F. J. Martin-Torres, M.-P. Zorzano, P. G. Conrad, and P. R. Mahaffy. 2015. "Evidence for indigenous nitrogen in sedimentary and aeolian deposits from the Curiosity rover investigations at Gale crater, Mars." Proceedings of National Academy of Science [10.1073/pnas.1420932112]

    Stern, J. C., D. I. Foustoukos, J. E. Sonke, and V. J. Salters. 2014. "Humic acid complexation of Th, Hf and Zr in ligand competition experiments: Metal loading and pH effects." Chemical Geology 363 241-249 [10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.11.001]

    Ming, D. W., P. D. Archer Jr, D. P. Glavin, et al. J. L. Eigenbrode, H. B. Franz, B. Sutter, A. E. Brunner, J. C. Stern, C. Freissinet, A. C. Mcadam, P. R. Mahaffy, M. Cabane, P. Coll, J. L. Campbell, S. K. Atreya, P. B. Niles, J. F. Bell III, D. L. Bish, W. B. Brinckerhoff, A. Buch, P. G. Conrad, D. J. Des Marais, B. L. Ehlmann, A. G. Fairen, K. Farley, G. J. Flesch, P. Francois, R. Gellert, J. A. Grant, J. P. Grotzinger, S. Gupta, K. E. Herkenhoff, J. A. Hurowitz, L. A. Leshin, K. W. Lewis, S. M. McLennan, K. E. Miller, J. Moersch, R. V. Morris, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, A. A. Pavlov, G. M. Perrett, I. Pradler, S. W. Squyres, R. E. Summons, A. Steele, E. M. Stolper, D. Y. Sumner, C. Szopa, S. Teinturier, M. G. Trainer, A. H. Treiman, D. T. Vaniman, A. R. Vasavada, C. R. Webster, J. J. Wray, and R. A. Yingst. 2014. "Volatile and Organic Compositions of Sedimentary Rocks in Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars." Science 343 6169 [doi:10.1126/science.1245267]

    Stern, J. C., A. C. Mcadam, I. L. ten Kate, et al. D. L. Bish, D. F. Blake, R. V. Morris, R. Bowden, M. L. Fogel, M. Glamoclijca, P. R. Mahaffy, A. Steele, and H. E. Amundsen. 2013. "Isotopic and geochemical investigation of two distinct Mars analog environments using evolved gas techniques in Svalbard, Norway." Icarus 224 (2013): 297-308

    Wong, M. H., S. K. Atreya, P. N. Mahaffy, et al. H. B. Franz, C. Malespin, M. G. Trainer, J. C. Stern, P. G. Conrad, H. Manning, R. O. Pepin, R. H. Becker, C. P. McKay, T. C. Owen, R. Navarro-Gonzaalez, J. H. Jones, B. M. Jakosky, and A. Steele. 2013. "Isotopes of Nitrogen on Mars: Atmospheric Measurements by Curiosity's Mass Spectrometer." Geophys. Res. Lett. 40 6033-6037 [10.1002/2013GL057840]

    Leshin, L. A., P. R. Mahaffy, C. R. Webster, et al. M. Cabane, P. Coll, P. G. Conrad, P. D. Archer Jr, S. K. Atreya, A. E. Brunner, A. Buch, J. L. Eigenbrode, G. J. Flesch, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, D. P. Glavin, A. C. McAdam, K. E. Miller, D. W. Ming, R. V. Morris, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, P. B. Niles, T. Owen, R. O. Pepin, S. Squyres, A. Steele, J. C. Stern, R. E. Summons, D. Y. Sumner, B. Sutter, C. Szopa, S. Teinturier, M. G. Trainer, J. J. Wray, and J. P. Grotzinger. 2013. "Volatile, Isotope, and Organic Analysis of Martian Fines with the Mars Curiosity Rover." Science 341 6153 [10.1126/science.1238937]

    Burton, A. S., J. Stern, J. Elsila, D. Glavin, and J. Dworkin. 2012. "Understanding prebiotic chemistry through the analysis of extraterrestrial amino acids and nucleobases in meteorites." Chemical Society Reviews 41 5459-5472 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1039/C2CS35109A]

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