Christopher House

Professor of Geosciences

Publication Tags

Mars Water Sulfates Crater Rocks Fluids Gases Hematite Carbonates Mars Craters Sediments Diagenesis Bacteria Methane Sampling Ridges Geochemistry Iron Mineralogy Sedimentary Rocks Sediment Salts Biogeochemistry Stoichiometry Temperature

Most Recent Papers

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

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

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 on p. 73

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

Origin of a global carbonate layer deposited in the aftermath of the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary impact

Timothy J. Bralower, Julie Cosmidis, Peter J. Heaney, Lee R. Kump, Joanna V. Morgan, Dustin T. Harper, Shelby L. Lyons, Katherine H. Freeman, Kliti Grice, Jens E. Wendler, James C. Zachos, Natalia Artemieva, Si Athena Chen, Sean P.S. Gulick, Christopher H. House, Heather L. Jones, Christopher M. Lowery, Christine Nims, Bettina Schaefer, Ellen Thomas, Vivi Vajda, 2020, Earth and Planetary Science Letters

The Chemostratigraphy of the Murray Formation and Role of Diagenesis at Vera Rubin Ridge in Gale Crater, Mars, as Observed by the ChemCam Instrument

J. Frydenvang, N. Mangold, R. C. Wiens, A. A. Fraeman, L. A. Edgar, C. M. Fedo, J. L'Haridon, C. C. Bedford, S. Gupta, J. P. Grotzinger, J. C. Bridges, B. C. Clark, E. B. Rampe, O. Gasnault, S. Maurice, P. J. Gasda, N. L. Lanza, A. M. Olilla, P. Y. Meslin, V. Payré, F. Calef, M. Salvatore, C. H. House, 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Most-Cited Papers

Carbonaceous meteorites contain a wide range of extraterrestrial nucleobases

Michael P. Callahan, Karen E. Smith, H. James Cleaves, Josef Ruzicka, Jennifer C. Stern, Daniel P. Glavin, Christopher H. House, Jason P. Dworkin, 2011, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 13995-13998

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

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

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

High rates of anaerobic methanotrophy at low sulfate concentrations with implications for past and present methane levels

E. J. Beal, M. W. Claire, C. H. House, 2011, Geobiology on p. 131-139

Metagenomics of the subsurface Brazos-Trinity Basin (IODP site 1320)

Jennifer F. Biddle, James Robert White, Andreas P. Teske, Christopher H. House, 2011, ISME Journal on p. 1038-1047

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

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