Mikhail Zolotov:

Publications on inorganic-organic interactions and habitability of solar system objects

Donald M Glaser, Hilairy Ellen Hartnett, Steven J Desch, Cayman T Unterborn, Ariel Anbar, Steffen Buessecker, Theresa Fisher, Steven Glaser, Stephen R Kane, Carey M Lisse, Camerian Millsaps, Susanne Neuer, Joseph G O’Rourke, Nuno Santos, Sara Imari Walker, Mikhail Zolotov (2020) The Astrophysical Journal, 893, 163. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ab822d/pdf

Glein C. R., Zolotov M. Y. (2020) Hydrogen, hydrocarbons, and habitability across the solar system. Elements, 16, 47–52. Doi:10.2138/gselements.16.1.47

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2020) The composition and structure of Ceres’ interior. Icarus, 335, 113404. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Zjzi4L-YUrkS  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113404

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Postberg, F. (2014). Can nano-phase silica originate from chondritic fluids? The application to Enceladus' SiO2 particles. 45th Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf. Abstract 2496. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2012) Aqueous fluid composition in CI chondritic materials: Chemical equilibrium assessments in closed systems. Icarus, 220, 713-729. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Compositions of Oceans on Icy Solar System Bodies. Abstract P24A-02 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Chemical Disequilibria and Sources of Gibbs Free Energy inside Enceladus. Abstract P33A-1563 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Oceanic Chemistry Evolution on Icy Moons. Astrobiology Science Conference 2010, [CD-ROM], abstract 5304. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Kargel J. S. (2009) On the Composition of Europa’s Icy Shell, Ocean and Underlying Rocks. In Europa (R. Pappalardo, W. B. McKinnon, and K. Khurana, eds.). Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, 431-457. (pdf file is available; send an e-mail to M. Zolotov).

Zolotov, M. Yu., (2009) On the Composition and Differentiation of Ceres. Icarus, 204, 183-193, pdf.

Niles, P. B., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Leshin, L. (2009) Insights into the Formation of Fe- and Mg-rich Aqueous Solutions on Early Mars Provided by the ALH 84001 Carbonates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 286, 122-130. pdf.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V. (2009) On the Composition of Putative Oceans on Early Venus. In Workshop on Venus Geochemistry: Progress, Prospects, and New Missions., pp. 53-54, LPI Contribution 1470, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2009) Ceres: A Case for Porous, Undifferentiated, and Non-Icy Hydrated Body, 40th Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 2329. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2008) Is Ceres Differentiated?, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(52) Fall Meet. Suppl., abstract P51C-1424. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2008) Oceanic Composition on Europa: Constraints from Mineral Solubilities, XXXIX Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 2349. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2007) An Oceanic Composition on Early and Today’s Enceladus, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L23203, doi: 1029/2007GLG031234. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2007) Organic History and Ice-Rock Decoupling on Enceladus, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P21B-0540. text

Zolotov, M. Yu. and Mironenko, M. V. (2007) Chemical Evolution on an Early Ocean on Europa: A Kinetic-Thermodynamic Modeling, Ices, Oceans, and Fire: Satellites of the Outer Solar System, August 13-15 2007, Boulder, Colorado [CD-ROM], abstract 6065. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., Glein, C. R., and Shock, E. L. (2007) The Formation and Nature of Early Oceans on Icy Satellites: Geochemical Constraints, Ices, Oceans, and Fire: Satellites of the Outer Solar System, August 13-15 2007, Boulder, Colorado [CD-ROM], abstract 6047. pdf

Glein, C. R., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2007) Hydrothermal Geochemistry as the Source of Plume Gases on Enceladus, XXXVIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1251. pdf

Owen, T. C., Niemann, H., Atreya, S., and Zolotov, M. Y. (2006) Between Heaven and Earth: The Exploration of Titan. Faraday Discussions 133: 287-291. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2006) Evolution of Chemical Energy Sources for Life on Europa, Astrobiology, 6(1), p. 162.

Shock, E. L., Zolotov, M., and Holloway, J. (2006) Heat Loss, Planetary Differentiation and the Emergence of Life, Astrobiology, 6(1), p. 96.

Zolotov, M. Yu., Krieg, M. L., Shock, E. L., and McKinnon, W. B. (2006) Chemistry of a Primordial Ocean on Europa, XXXVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1435. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Owen T., Atreya S., Niemann H., and Shock, E. L. (2005) An Endogenic Origin of Titan’s Methane, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P43B-O4, Invited. text

Owen, T., Atreya, S., Niemann, H., and Zolotov M. (2005) Titan: A Fiercely Frozen Echo of the Early Earth, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract U23A-08. text

Zolotov, M. Y., and Shock, E. L. (2004) A Model for Low-temperature Biogeochemistry of Sulfur, Carbon, and Iron on Europa J. Geophysical Research, [Planets], 109, E06003, doi: 10.1029/2003JE002194. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2005) Water-Rock Reactions on Non-Planetary Bodies in the Early Solar System, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P53A-07, pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Shock, E. L., Niles, P., and Leshin, L. (2004) Martian Subsurface Waters: Alkaline and Reduced Throughout History. Second Conference on Early Mars, October 11-15, 2004, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, abstract 8036. pdf

Zolotov, M.Yu., Shock, E.L., Barr, A.C., and Pappalardo, R.T. (2004) Brine Pockets in the Icy Crust of Europa: Distribution, Chemistry, and Habitability. In Workshop on Europa's Icy Shell: Past, Present, and Future, 100-1001, LPI Contribution No. 1195, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston. pdf

Zolotov, M. Y., and Shock, E. L. (2003) Energy for Biologic Sulfate Reduction in a Hydrothermally Formed Ocean on Europa, Journal of Geophysical Research, [Planets] 108, E4, 5022, 10.1029/2002JE001966. pdf

Shock, E. L., McKinnon, W., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2003) Habitability of Icy Galilean Satellites. Seventh Exobiology Principal Investigators Science Conference, NASA Ames Center, August 25-29, 2003.

Zolotov, M. Yu., Seewald, J. S., and McCollom, T. M. (2003) Dissolved Carbon Monoxide in Hydrothermal Fluids on Solar System Bodies: Experimental study of Reactivity and Organic Synthesis. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 38, Suppl. A132.

Zolotov, M. Y., and Shock, E. L. (2003) Autotrophic Sulfate Reduction in Hydrothermally Formed Ocean on Europa. Astrobiology 2, No. 4, 514.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2001) Composition and Stability of Salts on the Surface of Europa and their Oceanic Origin. Journal of Geophysical Research, [Planets] 106, 32815-32828. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2001) Stability of Condensed Hydrocarbons in the Solar Nebula. Icarus 150, 323-337. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Seewald, J. S., and McCollom, T. M. (2001) Experimental Investigation of Aqueous Carbon Monoxide Reactivity under Hydrothermal Conditions. Eleventh Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, May 20-24, 2001, Hot Springs, Virginia, abstract 3809. 

Shock, E. L., Amend J. P., and Zolotov, M. Y. (2000) The Early Earth vs. the Origin of Life. In Origin of the Earth and Moon (R. Canup and K. Righter, Eds.), pp. 527-543, Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2000) An Abiotic Origin for Hydrocarbons in the Allan Hills 84001 Martian Meteorite Through Cooling of Magmatic and Impact-Generated Gases. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 35, 629-638. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2000) A Microbial Cycle for Organic Carbon and Sulfur in the Vicinity of the Oceanic Floor on Europa. First Astrobiology Science Conference, April 3-5, 2000, California, NASA Ames Research Center, 17.

Zolotov, M. Yu., Amend, J., and Shock, E. L. (2000) Abiotic Synthesis of Amino Acids in Planetary Volcanic Gases: Thermodynamic Assessment. First Astrobiology Science Conference, April 3-5, 2000, NASA Ames Research Center, 165.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2000) A Thermodynamic Assessment of the Potential Synthesis of Condensed Hydrocarbons During Cooling and Dilution of Volcanic Gases. Journal of Geophysical Research, [Solid Earth] 105, 539-559.

Zolotov, M., and Shock, E. (1999) Abiotic Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research, [Planets] 104, 14033-14049.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (1999) Stability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Solar Nebula. In Ninth Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, LPI Contribution No. 971, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 341-342.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (1999) Speciation of Nitrogen Compounds in Planetary Volcanic Gases. XXX Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1895. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (1999) Abiotic Origin for PAHs and Aliphatic Hydrocarbons in ALH84001 and Nakhla Martian Meteorites: Synthesis in Trapped Magmatic and/or Impact Gases. XXX Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1879. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (1998) Metastable Hydrocarbon Condensates of Volcanic Gases: Thermodynamic Constraints on Abiotic Synthesis. Eos Trans. AGU, 79, No. 45, F967.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (1998) Volcanic Gases: Synthesis of Organic Compounds on the Present and Early Earth. In Origin of the Earth and Moon, LPI Contrib. No. 957, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 57.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (1998) Abiotic Synthesis of Hydrocarbons on Mars: Theoretical Modeling of Metastable Equilibria. In Workshop on the Issue Martian Meteorites: Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Going? LPI Contrib. No. 956, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 62-64. abstract

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Sidorov, Yu. I. (1986) Nitrates in Martian Soil? XVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., 975-976. pdf