Dr. Horton E. Newsom
Senior Research Scientist III
Manager, LIBS Laboratory & Outreach
Institute of Meteoritics
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Email: newsom /at/ unm /dot/ edu
Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1982
Research interests: My research about Mars involves the study of processes involving soil, water, and impact craters on Mars, using remote sensing data and terrestrial analogues. Large impact craters on Mars may represent excellent locations to search for environments suitable for the evolution of life on Mars. Determining the origin of the soil on Mars can provide clues to the evolution of the surface. I am also studying the geochemistry of the origin and evolution of the terrestrial planets, moons and asteroids. An additional effort involves educational outreach activities for K-12 students and teacher training in science.
Newsom H. E., Hagerty J. J., and Goff F. (1999) Mixed hydrothermal fluids and the origin of the Martian soil, Journal of Geophysical Research 104:8717-8728.
Newsom H. E., Sims K. W. W., Noll P. D. Jr., Jaeger W. L., Maehr S. A., and Beserra, T. B. (1996) The abundance of W in the bulk silicate Earth: Constraints on core formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 60:1155-1169.
Newsom H. E. (1996) Martians in a deep freeze, (News and Views) Nature 379:205-206.
Newsom H. E., Britelle G. E., Hibbitts C. A., Crossey L. J., and Kudo A. M. (1996) Impact cratering and the formation of crater lakes on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research 101:14,951-14,955.
Newsom H. E. and Hagerty, J. J. (1997) Chemical components of the Martian soil: melt degassing, hydrothermal alteration and chondritic debris. Journal of Geophysical Research 102:19,345-19,356.