Lunar and Planetary Institute

Dr. John Lindsay

Dr. John Lindsay

Visiting Scientist

Research into the origins of life especially around ancient and modern hydrothermal systems as universal analogs for planetary environments. Until recently it had been assumed that life on Earth had developed early and that all record of the prebiotic-biotic boundary may have been lost. Our work now suggests that this may not be so and that life may have appeared much later in the Archean. The Early Archean record on Earth provides many parallels with early Mars and is likely to provide a good analog to help plan for the search for life beyond Earth.

Recent Papers
Lunar and Planetary Papers


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February 15, 2007