Christopher House

Professor of Geosciences

Publication Tags

Mars Water Crater Rocks Sulfates Fluids Gases Hematite Energy Ridges Mars Craters Sampling Sediments Stratigraphy Mineralogy Origin Of Life Iron Geochemistry Bacteria Sedimentary Rocks Science Ferric Oxide Sediment Sulfur Diagenesis

Most Recent Papers

Depleted carbon isotope compositions observed at Gale crater, Mars

Christopher H. House, Gregory M. Wong, Christopher R. Webster, Gregory J. Flesch, Heather B. Franz, Jennifer C. Stern, Alex Pavlov, Sushil K. Atreya, Jennifer L. Eigenbrode, Alexis Gilbert, Amy E. Hofmann, Maëva Millan, Andrew Steele, Daniel P. Glavin, Charles A. Malespin, Paul R. Mahaffy, 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Convergent Microbial Community Formation in Replicate Anaerobic Reactors Inoculated from Different Sources and Treating Ersatz Crew Waste

Lisa M. Steinberg, Amanda J. Martino, Christopher H. House, 2021, Life

Generalized Stoichiometry and Biogeochemistry for Astrobiological Applications

Christopher P. Kempes, Michael J. Follows, Hillary Smith, Heather Graham, Christopher H. House, Simon A. Levin, 2021, The Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics

Origin of life on mars

Benton C. Clark, Vera M. Kolb, Andrew Steele, Christopher H. House, Nina L. Lanza, Patrick J. Gasda, Scott J. Vanbommel, Horton E. Newsom, Jesús Martínez-Frías, 2021, Life

The grayness of the origin of life

Hillary H. Smith, Andrew S. Hyde, Danielle N. Simkus, Eric Libby, Sarah E. Maurer, Heather V. Graham, Christopher P. Kempes, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Luoth Chou, Andrew D. Ellington, G. Matthew Fricke, Peter R. Girguis, Natalie M. Grefenstette, Chad I. Pozarycki, Christopher H. House, Sarah Stewart Johnson, 2021, Life

Evidence for a Diagenetic Origin of Vera Rubin Ridge, Gale Crater, Mars

A. A. Fraeman, L. A. Edgar, E. B. Rampe, L. M. Thompson, J. Frydenvang, C. M. Fedo, J. G. Catalano, W. E. Dietrich, T. S.J. Gabriel, A. R. Vasavada, J. P. Grotzinger, J. L'Haridon, N. Mangold, V. Z. Sun, C. H. House, A. B. Bryk, C. Hardgrove, S. Czarnecki, K. M. Stack, R. V. Morris, R. E. Arvidson, S. G. Banham, K. A. Bennett, J. C. Bridges, C. S. Edwards, W. W. Fischer, V. K. Fox, S. Gupta, B. H.N. Horgan, S. R. Jacob, J. R. Johnson, S. S. Johnson, D. M. Rubin, M. R. Salvatore, S. P. Schwenzer, K. L. Siebach, N. T. Stein, S. M.R. Turner, D. F. Wellington, R. C. Wiens, A. J. Williams, G. David, G. M. Wong, 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

In situ growth of halophilic bacteria in saline fracture fluids from 2.4 km below surface in the deep canadian shield

Regina L. Wilpiszeski, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Oliver Warr, Christopher H. House, 2020, Life on p. 1-19

Extraformational sediment recycling on Mars

Kenneth S. Edgett, Steven G. Banham, Kristen A. Bennett, Lauren A. Edgar, Christopher S. Edwards, Alberto G. Fairen, Christopher M. Fedo, Deirdra M. Fey, James B. Garvin, John P. Grotzinger, Sanjeev Gupta, Marie J. Henderson, Christopher H. House, Nicolas Mangold, Scott M. McLennan, Horton E. Newsom, Scott K. Rowland, Kirsten L. Siebach, Lucy Thompson, Scott J. VanBommel, Roger C. Wiens, Rebecca M.E. Williams, R. Aileen Yingst, 2020, Geosphere on p. 1508-1537

Constraints on the Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Vera Rubin Ridge, Gale Crater, Mars, From Mars Science Laboratory Sample Analysis at Mars Evolved Gas Analyses

Amy C. McAdam, Brad Sutter, P. Douglas Archer, Heather B. Franz, Gregory M. Wong, James M.T. Lewis, Jennifer L. Eigenbrode, Jennifer C. Stern, Christine A. Knudson, Joanna V. Clark, Slavka Andrejkovičová, Douglas W. Ming, Richard V. Morris, Cherie N. Achilles, Elizabeth B. Rampe, Thomas F. Bristow, Rafael Navarro-González, Paul R. Mahaffy, Lucy M. Thompson, Ralf Gellert, Amy J. Williams, Christopher H. House, Sarah S. Johnson, 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Iron Mobility During Diagenesis at Vera Rubin Ridge, Gale Crater, Mars

J. L'Haridon, N. Mangold, A. A. Fraeman, J. R. Johnson, A. Cousin, W. Rapin, G. David, E. Dehouck, V. Sun, J. Frydenvang, O. Gasnault, P. Gasda, N. Lanza, O. Forni, P. Y. Meslin, S. P. Schwenzer, J. Bridges, B. Horgan, C. H. House, M. Salvatore, S. Maurice, R. C. Wiens, 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Most-Cited Papers

Background levels of methane in Mars' atmosphere show strong seasonal variations

Christopher R. Webster, Paul R. Mahaffy, Sushil K. Atreya, John E. Moores, Gregory J. Flesch, Charles Malespin, Christopher P. McKay, German Martinez, Christina L. Smith, Javier Martin-Torres, Javier Gomez-Elvira, Maria Paz Zorzano, Michael H. Wong, Melissa G. Trainer, Andrew Steele, Doug Archer, Brad Sutter, Patrice J. Coll, Caroline Freissinet, Pierre Yves Meslin, Raina V. Gough, Christopher H. House, Alexander Pavlov, Jennifer L. Eigenbrode, Daniel P. Glavin, John C. Pearson, Didier Keymeulen, Lance E. Christensen, Susanne P. Schwenzer, Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez, Jorge Pla-García, Scot C.R. Rafkin, Álvaro Vicente-Retortillo, Henrik Kahanpää, Daniel Viudez-Moreiras, Michael D. Smith, Ari Matti Harri, Maria Genzer, Donald M. Hassler, Mark Lemmon, Joy Crisp, Stanley P. Sander, Richard W. Zurek, Ashwin R. Vasavada, 2018, Science on p. 1093-1096

Evolved gas analyses of sedimentary rocks and eolian sediment in Gale Crater, Mars

B. Sutter, A. C. McAdam, P. R. Mahaffy, D. W. Ming, K. S. Edgett, E. B. Rampe, J. L. Eigenbrode, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, J. P. Grotzinger, A. Steele, C. H. House, P. D. Archer, C. A. Malespin, R. Navarro-González, J. C. Stern, J. F. Bell, F. J. Calef, R. Gellert, D. P. Glavin, L. M. Thompson, A. S. Yen, 2017, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets on p. 2574-2609

IODP expedition 331

Ken Takai, Michael J. Mottl, Simon H.H. Nielsen, J. L. Birrien, S. Bowden, L. Brandt, A. Breuker, J. C. Corona, S. Eckert, H. Hartnett, S. P. Hollis, C. H. House, A. Ijiri, J. Ishibashi, Y. Masaki, S. McAllister, J. McManus, C. Moyer, M. Nishizawa, T. Noguchi, T. Nunoura, G. Southam, K. Yanagawa, S. Yang, C. Yeats, 2012, Scientific Drilling on p. 19-27

Desiccation cracks provide evidence of lake drying on Mars, Sutton Island member, Murray formation, Gale Crater

N. Stein, J. P. Grotzinger, J. Schieber, N. Mangold, B. Hallet, H. Newsom, K. M. Stack, J. A. Berger, L. Thompson, K. L. Siebach, A. Cousin, S. Le Mouélic, M. Minitti, D. Y. Sumner, C. Fedo, C. H. House, S. Gupta, A. R. Vasavada, R. Gellert, R. C. Wiens, J. Frydenvang, O. Forni, P. Y. Meslin, V. Payré, E. Dehouck, 2018, Geology on p. 515-518

Carbon isotopic analyses of ca. 3.0 Ga microstructures imply planktonic autotrophs inhabited earth's early oceans

C. H. House, D. Z. Oehler, K. Sugitani, K. Mimura, 2013, Geology on p. 651-654

Seeding life on the moons of the outer planets via lithopanspermia

R. J. Worth, Steinn Sigurdsson, Christopher H. House, 2013, Astrobiology on p. 1155-1165

Large sulfur isotope fractionations in Martian sediments at Gale crater

H. B. Franz, A. C. McAdam, D. W. Ming, C. Freissinet, P. R. Mahaffy, D. L. Eldridge, W. W. Fischer, J. P. Grotzinger, C. H. House, J. A. Hurowitz, S. M. McLennan, S. P. Schwenzer, D. T. Vaniman, P. D. Archer, S. K. Atreya, P. G. Conrad, J. W. Dottin, J. L. Eigenbrode, K. A. Farley, D. P. Glavin, S. S. Johnson, C. A. Knudson, R. V. Morris, R. Navarro-González, A. A. Pavlov, R. Plummer, E. B. Rampe, J. C. Stern, A. Steele, R. E. Summons, B. Sutter, 2017, Nature Geoscience on p. 658-662

Investigation of pyridine carboxylic acids in CM2 carbonaceous chondrites

Karen E. Smith, Michael P. Callahan, Perry A. Gerakines, Jason P. Dworkin, Christopher H. House, 2014, Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta on p. 1-12

A Lacustrine Paleoenvironment Recorded at Vera RubinRidge, Gale Crater

L. A. Edgar, C. M. Fedo, S. Gupta, S. G. Banham, A. A. Fraeman, J. P. Grotzinger, K. M. Stack, N. T. Stein, K. A. Bennett, F. Rivera-Hernández, V. Z. Sun, K. S. Edgett, D. M. Rubin, C. House, J. Van Beek, 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Evidence for a Diagenetic Origin of Vera Rubin Ridge, Gale Crater, Mars

A. A. Fraeman, L. A. Edgar, E. B. Rampe, L. M. Thompson, J. Frydenvang, C. M. Fedo, J. G. Catalano, W. E. Dietrich, T. S.J. Gabriel, A. R. Vasavada, J. P. Grotzinger, J. L'Haridon, N. Mangold, V. Z. Sun, C. H. House, A. B. Bryk, C. Hardgrove, S. Czarnecki, K. M. Stack, R. V. Morris, R. E. Arvidson, S. G. Banham, K. A. Bennett, J. C. Bridges, C. S. Edwards, W. W. Fischer, V. K. Fox, S. Gupta, B. H.N. Horgan, S. R. Jacob, J. R. Johnson, S. S. Johnson, D. M. Rubin, M. R. Salvatore, S. P. Schwenzer, K. L. Siebach, N. T. Stein, S. M.R. Turner, D. F. Wellington, R. C. Wiens, A. J. Williams, G. David, G. M. Wong, 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets