The Space Studies Board lead a multi-unit effort to determine what
processes account for the reduced carbon compounds found throughout the solar
system and how planetary exploration can further understanding of this central
issue. This study examined what the observable characteristics of
planetary bodies show about the effects of starting materials, energy sources,
and processes of organic transformation and alteration.
Earlier works include "The Quarantine and Certification of Martian Samples"
(SSB, 2000), "A Science Strategy for the Exploration of Europa" (SSB, 1999),
"Exploring the Trans-neptunian Solar System" (SSB, 1998), "The Exploration of
Near-Earth Objects" (SSB, 1998), "Life-Detection Workshop" (SSB-BB, 2000), "An
Integrated Strategy for the Planetary Sciences: 1995-2010" (SSB, 1994), "The
Search for Life's Origins: Progress and Future Directions in Planetary Biology
and Chemical Evolution" (SSB, 1990), "Scientific Assessment of Exploration of
the Solar System: Science and Mission Strategy" (SSB, 2000).
This project was funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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|Dr. James P. Ferris - (Chair)|
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
|Dr. Robert E. Johnson|
University of Virginia
|Dr. Luann Becker|
University of California, Santa Barbara
|Dr. William Klemperer|
|Dr. Kristie A. Boering|
University of California, Berkeley
|Dr. Karen J. Meech|
University of Hawaii-West Oahu
|Dr. George D. Cody|
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
|Dr. Keith S. Noll|
Space Telescope Science Institute
|Dr. G. Barney Ellison|
University of Colorado at Boulder
|Dr. Martin Saunders|
|Dr. John M. Hayes|
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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David Smith, Study Director
Space Studies Board