V3: In situ cosmogenic dating of extraterrestrial surfaces
The future of planetary sciences depends on both sample return from extraterrestrial objects and in situ chemical and isotopic analysis as well as absolute or relative dating. Here, we plan to develop a prototype of a spatializable mass spectrometer dedicated to the in situ measurement of cosmogenic nuclides to date extraterrestrial surfaces that will be central in the selection of samples to be returned on Earth.
WP Leader : Manuel Moreira
Design and tests
Manuel Moreira (Pr Paris Diderot): Specialist of noble gas geo/cosmo chemistry
Julien Moureau (IE IPGP): Engineer in charge of the Noble Gas Laboratory
Collaborators for the stage 2 of the project t (>2020):
S.Charnoz, F. Moynier, J. Badro, M. Chaussidon