Reconstructing Habitable Environments on Ancient Mars I

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 10:20 AM-12:20 PM
Primary Conveners:  Briony H. N. Horgan, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Co-conveners:  Melissa S Rice, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Briony H. N. Horgan, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

10:20 AM
Insights and Challenges for Using the Early Earth to Understand Potentially Habitable Environments on Mars
Nathan D Sheldon, Univ of MI-Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
10:35 AM
Models of Metabolic Community Structure in Martian Habitable Environments: Constraints from a Terrestrial Analog Acid-Sulfate Fumarole Environment, Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua
Karyn L Rogers1, Thomas M McCollom2 and Brian M Hynek2, (1)Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States, (2)Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
10:50 AM
The Impact Environment of Ancient Mars: Implications for Habitability
Oleg Abramov, USGS Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States and Stephen J Mojzsis, University of Colorado & Universite Lyon 1, Boulder, CO, United States
11:20 AM
Accessing Surface and Subsurface Habitable Environments of Ancient Mars
John F Mustard, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
11:50 AM
Ancient deltas on Mars: outstanding targets for martian habitability?
Sanjeev Gupta, Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, Peter Fawdon, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, Peter M Grindrod, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Matthew R Balme, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7, United Kingdom, Ernst Hauber, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Berlin, Germany, Nicholas H Warner, SUNY at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY, United States and Jan-Peter Muller, University College London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, London, United Kingdom
12:05 PM
Investigating the Habitability and Preservation Potential of Two Aqueous Settings in Gusev Crater, Mars
Steven W Ruff1, Jack D Farmer2, Ralph Milliken3, Paul B Niles4, Fabrizio Alfano1, Amanda B Clarke1, Michael D Kraft1 and Craig J Hardgrove1, (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ, United States, (3)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (4)NASA Johnson SFC, Houston, TX, United States
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