Understanding Life Signatures Across Geothermal-Ice Gradients in Europa-like Environments using Raman Spectroscopy


Dina M Bower1, Conor A Nixon1, Tilak Hewagama2, Shahid Aslam3, Jennifer L Eigenbrode1, Jennifer C Stern1, Claire Rachel Cousins4, Aaron Regberg5, Amy McAdam6, Christine A Knudson7, Kelsey Young8, Cherie Achilles9, Christopher Hamilton10 and Patrick Whelley1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Systems Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16, United Kingdom, (5)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, United States, (6)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)CRESST/University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (8)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Houston, TX, United States, (9)University of Arizona, Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (10)University of Arizona, Planetary Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States