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CIRIR Programs: Drilling and Research Opportunities at the Rochechouart Impact Structure
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Author and Affiliation:
Lambert, P.(CIRIR-Center for International Research on Impacts and on Rochechouart , Rochechouart, France)
Alwmark, C.(Lund Univ., Dept. of Geology, Sweden)
Baratoux, D.(Observatoire de Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse, France)
Brack, A.(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Annecy-le-Vieux, France)
Bruneton, P.(International Atomic Energy Agency, Seibersdorf, Austria)
Buchner, E.(Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany)
Claeys, P.(Vrije Univ., Brussels, Belgium)
Dence, M.(Department of Energy, Mines, and Resources, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
French, B.(Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States)
Hoerz, F(Jacobs Technology, Inc., Houston, TX, United States) Show more authors
Abstract: Owing to its size, accessibility and erosional level, the Rochechouart impact structure, dated at ~203 +/- 2 Ma (recalc.), is a unique reser-voir of knowledge within the population of the rare terrestrial analogous to large impacts craters observed on planetary surfaces. The site gives direct access to fundamental mechanisms both in impact-related geology (origin and evolution of planets) and biology (habitability of planets, emergence and evolution of life). For the last decade P. Lambert has been installing Rochechouart as International Natural Laboratory for studying impact processes and collateral effects on planetary surfaces. For this purpose the Center for International Research on Impacts and on Rochechouart (CIRIR) was installed on site in 2016 with twofold objectives and activities. First ones are scientific and dedicated to the scientific community. The second are cultural and educational and are dedi-cated to the public sensu lato. We present here the CIRIR, its scientific programs and the related reseach opportunities.
Publication Date: Mar 20, 2017
Document ID:
20170001691
(Acquired Mar 13, 2017)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Report/Patent Number: JSC-CN-38829
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference; 48th; 20-24 Mar. 2017; The Woodlands, TX; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Lunar and Planetary Inst.; Houston, TX, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: DRILLING; RESEARCH; BRECCIA; RESEARCH FACILITIES; PROGRAMS; METEORITE CRATERS; IMPACT; PROJECTS; PLANETARY GEOLOGY; PLANETARY EVOLUTION; DATA MINING; PLANETARY SURFACES
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