Mars Science

Mars & Life papers are still in review,
but soon they should be ready ;-)...

And check out our white paper on Mars Deep Access.

Below in "Further Reading" you can find general
geodynamics/outgassing work relevant for Mars.

Mars Heartbeat in 4D
A rocky planet, from deep interior to atmosphere has the potential to generate essential nutrients and redox gradients critical for the emergence and the evolution of life. For Mars, I study how water flows across time within the planet’s underground, and how this flowing water interacts with rocks and creates for hydrogen, oxygen, and methane.


Further Reading

  • Stamenković, V., Höink, T., Lenardic, T., 2016. The importance of temporal stress variation for the initiation of plate tectonics. JGR Planets, 121, 1–20, doi:10.1002/2016JE004994.
  • Stamenković, V., Seager, S., 2016. Emerging possibilities and insuperable limitations of exogeodynamics: the example of plate tectonics. The Astrophysical Journal, 825, 78-95. Stamenković, V., Breuer, D., 2014. The tectonic mode of rocky planets, Part 1: driving factors, models & parameters. Icarus 234, 174-193.
  • Stamenković, V., Noack, L., Breuer, D., Spohn, T., 2012. The influence of pressure-dependent viscosity on the thermal evolution of super-Earths. The Astrophysical Journal, 748, 41-63.
  • Stamenković, V., Breuer, D., Spohn, T., 2011. Thermal and transport properties of mantle rock at high pressure: applications to super-Earths. Icarus, 216, 572–596.
  • Stamenković, V., Frank, S., 2011 & 2015. Rheology of planetary interiors. In: Gargaud, M., et al., (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Part 19. Springer, 1452-1455.
  • Stamenković, V., 2011, 2015. Serpentinization. In: Gargaud, M., et al., (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Part 19. Springer, 1505-1506.
  • Zsom, A., Seager, S., De Wit, J., Stamenković, V., 2013. Towards the minimum inner edge distance of the habitable zone. The Astrophysical Journal, 778, 109-126.
  • Bourrier, V., de Wit, J., Bolmont, E., Stamenković, V., + 12 co-authors, 2017. Temporal Evolution of the High-energy Irradiation and Water Content of TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets. The Astronomical Journal, 154, 121-137.