Planetary Laboratory - Exley 423
Two ASD portable reflectance spectometers (0.3 to 1.0 microns and 0.3 to 2.5 microns) are used for field and laboratory applications. The lab contains three workstations (two Mac, 1 PC) and a 42" printer; ENVI, ISIS and GIS software are installed. The lab also houses image and other data from the Magellan, Viking, Galileo, Mars Pathfinder, Voyager and Clementine missions, aerial photographs of Connecticut, selected terrestrial satellite data, primarily of Connecticut, and planetary geologic maps. The GIS laboratory (Exley 332) houses 2 workstations and multiple GPS units for research.
Solar System Geochemistry Laboratory - Exley 334
This lab contains equipment and facilities for the experimental study of low-temperature aqueous geochemical and geomicrobiological processes on the chemistry of Martian fluids and soils, the chemical origin of oceans on Solar System bodies, and the microbial controls of the sulfur cycle on Earth (and possibly Mars and Europa). A Beckman-Coulter DU530 UV/VIS spectrophotometer, Leica DMLB biological microscope with epifluorescence, Leica zoom microscope, Zeiss binocular boom scope, Nuaire laminar flow bench, Eppendorf minispin microcentrifuge, VWR refrigerated incubator, Omega six-channel chart recorder, Precision shaking bath, Lauda refrigerated circulator, Orion pH meter and electrodes, and various heated circulating baths, balances, pipettors, and a computer (Mac G3).
Experimental Geochemistry Laboratory - Exley 422
This lab contains a Deltech DT-31-VT-HN 2404 high temperature vertical quench furnace (1725°C maximum temperature) for the melting of planetary materials in controlled atmospheres. Cutting (Buehler low-speed diamond saw) and polishing facilities for the preparation of planetary, geological, and biological samples for microscopic study via optical or electron and ion microbeam microscopy and a Leica DMLP reflected light microscope w/ Leica DFC320 firewire microscope camera.