Research

Below are examples of the type of research that will be conducted in this lab. Examples are from previous work of Alex Evans prior to joining Brown University.

  • Mars: Coupling Magmatism and Habitability
    Several lines of evidence suggest that water – an essential requirement for known life – was once abundant at...
  • Early Lunar Chronology with GRAIL
    Establishing the absolute and relative chronology of ancient lunar events is of fundamental importance to our understanding of early...
  • Powering the Early Lunar Core Dynamo
    Remanent magnetization of the lunar crust and samples indicates the past existence of an ancient, internally generated magnetic field...
  • Mercury: Volcanism & Mantle Dynamics
    Analyses of Mercury’s surface by the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft have identified a large...
  • GRAIL Reveals Beneath the Lunar Maria
    With gravity data acquired by the dual Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft, in conjunction with altimetry data...
  • Water in the Deep Moon
    Until recently, the Moon had been thought to have a relatively low volatile content due to a combination of...
  • Erosion on Mars
    Arabia Terra, with an area of approximately 10 million square kilometers centered at (25E, 5N), is an anomalous region...