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Abstract submission deadline: 2022-02-11
COSPAR 2022 - 44th Scientific Assembly

Registration deadline: 2022-01-30
Astrobiology Introductory Course RED'22

Early registration deadline: 2022-04-29
COSPAR 2022 - 44th Scientific Assembly

EANA LectureSeries - Webinar by Nora Noffke
On December 01, 2021 at 4 pm (CET), EANA hosted its first online LectureSeries on "Prospection for Fossil Life on Mars - Genesis, Taphonomy and Detectability of MISS in Clastic Deposits" by Nora Noffke.

Please find below the recording of the webinar.

Added 3 Dec 2021
EANA21 Outstanding Paper Award
EANA would like to congratulate Alberto G. Fairén for being awarded the EANA21 Outstanding Paper Award. The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the 20th EANA Congress.

Please read the open-access paper here: The Complex Molecules Detector (CMOLD): A Fluidic-Based Instrument Suite to Search for (Bio)chemical Complexity on Mars and Icy Moons
Alberto G. Fairén, Javier Gómez-Elvira, Carlos Briones, Olga Prieto-Ballesteros, José Antonio Rodríguez-Manfredi, Raquel López Heredero, Tomás Belenguer, Andoni G. Moral, Mercedes Moreno-Paz, and Víctor Parro

Added 11 Sep 2021
EANA International Spring School: Hydrothermal Vents
EANA is celebrating its 20-years anniversary by organizing several special events throughout 2021.

Hydrothermal systems are crucial environments for astrobiology: they are thought to be the theatre of life's origins, host unprecedented polyextremophilic biodiversity, and are key targets in the search for life throughout the Solar System, especially on Mars and icy moons.

Here you can find the recorded lectures of the first EANA online school on hydrothermal systems:

Added 16 Apr 2021

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Thogersen et al. (2021): Greenhouse gas capture by triboelectric charging

Chemical Physics Letters 2021, 783, 139069, DOI:10.1016/j.cplett.2021.139069

Link to paper

A quartz ampoule with quartz grains is mechanically activated in a dry air-like atmosphere with 0.5 % of one of the major greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, and N2O. The grains rub against each other and the walls of the ampoule during activation, leading to triboelectric charging and erosion. IR spectroscopy shows the greenhouse gases disappear during activation. After activation, the ampoule rests for five days. IR spectra recorded after this period show no reappearance of the greenhouse gases.
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