Niles Research Group

Primordial Aqueous Environments Research Group

The research focus of this group seeks to address questions regarding the temperatures, time scales, nature of water-rock interaction, and chemical characteristics of ancient aqueous systems with the final goal of assessing their suitability for sustaining life. The technical approach to these questions consists of measurements of light stable isotopes (H, C, O, S) of extraterrestrial materials, terrestrial analogs, and laboratory experiments.

The group is particularly interested in the interaction of carbon and water and the products of this interaction. This includes carbon dioxide gas, carbonate minerals and organic compounds.

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