1. Fornaro, T., Boosman, A., Brucato, J.R., ten Kate, I.L., Siljeström, S., Poggiali, G., Steele, A., Hazen, R.M. (2018) UV irradiation of biomarkers adsorbed on minerals under Martian-like conditions: Hints for life detection on Mars. Icarus 313:38-60
  2. 37. Frantseva, K., Mueller, M., ten Kate, I.L., van der Tak, F.F.S., Greenstreet, S. (2018) Delivery of organics to Mars through asteroid and comet impacts. Icarus 309:125-133
  3. Patty, C.H.L., Luo, D.A., Snik, F., Ariese, F., Buma, W.J., ten Kate, I.L., van Spanning, R.J.M., Sparks, W.B., Germer, T.A., Garab, G.j, Kudenov, M.W. (2018) Imaging linear and circular polarization features in leaves with complete Mueller matrix polarimetry. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – General Subjects 1862(6):1350-1363


  1. Cottin, H., Kotler, J.M., Bartik, K., Cleaves, H.J.,II, Cockell, C.S., de Vera, J.-P.P., Ehrenfreund, P., Leuko, S., Ten Kate, I.L., Martins, Z., Pascal, R., Quinn, R., Rettberg, P., Westall, F. (2017) Astrobiology and the Possibility of Life on Earth and Elsewhere… Space Science Reviews 209(1-4):1-42
  2. Kofman V., Sarre P. J., Hibbins R. E., ten Kate I. L., Linnartz H. (2017) Laboratory spectroscopy and astronomical signifcance of the fully-benzenoid PAH triphenylene and its cation. Molecular Astrophysics 7, 19–26
  3. Martins Z., Cottin H., Kotler J. M., Carrasco N., Cockell C. S., de la Torre Noetzel R., Demets R., de Vera J.-P., d’Hendecourt L., Ehrenfreund P., Elsaesser A., Foing B., Onofri S., Quinn R., Rabbow E., Rettberg P., Ricco A. J., Slenzka K., Stalport F., ten Kate I. L., van Loon J. J. W. A., Westall F. (2017) Earth as a Tool for Astrobiology—A European Perspective. Space Science Reviews. 209(1–4), 43–81


  1. ten Kate, I. L., Reuver M. (2016) PALLAS: Planetary Analogues Laboratory for Light, Atmosphere, and Surface Simulations. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences. 95(2), 183-189
  2. Reuver, M., de Meijer, R. J., ten Kate, I. L., van Westrenen, W. (2016) Boundary conditions for the formation of the Moon. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 95 (02), 131-139
  3. Fries M., Christou A., Archer D., Conrad P., Cooke W., Eigenbrode J., ten Kate I. L., Matney M., Niles P., Sykes M., Steele A., and Treiman A. (2016) A cometary origin for martian atmospheric methane. Geochemical Perspective Letters 2, 10-23.


  1. Freissinet, C., Glavin, D. P., Mahaffy, P. R., Miller, K. E., Eigenbrode, J. L., Summons, R. E., Brunner, A. E., Buch, A., Szopa, C., Archer, P. D., Franz, H. B., Atreya, S. K., Brinckerhoff, W. B., Cabane, M., Coll, P., Conrad, P. G., Des Marais, D. J., Dworkin, J. P., Fairén, A. G., François, P., Grotzinger, J. P., Kashyap, S., ten Kate, I. L., Leshin, L. A., Malespin, C. A., Martin,M.G., Martin-Torres, F. J., McAdam, A. C., Ming, D. W., Navarro-González, R., Pavlov, A. A., Prats, B. D., Squyres, S. W., Steele, A., Stern, J. C., Sumner, D. Y., Sutter, B., Zorzano, M.-P. (2015) Organic molecules in the Sheepbed Mudstone, Gale Crater, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 120 (3), 495-514.
  2. Graham, L, ten Kate, I. L., Graff, T., Yingst, R. A. (2015) 2012 Moon Mars Analog Mission Activities on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i. Advances in Space Research 55(10), 2405-2413.
  3. Yingst, R. A., Russell, P., ten Kate, I. L., Noble, S., Graff, T., Graham, L., Eppler D. (2015) Designing Remote Operations Strategies to Optimize Science Mission Goals: Lessons Learned from the Moon Mars Analog Mission Activities Mauna Kea 2012 field test. Acta Astronautica 113, 120-131.
  4. Röling, W. F. M., Aerts, J. W., Patty, C. H. L., ten Kate, I. L., Ehrenfreund, P., Direito, S. O. L. (2015) The significance of microbe-mineral-biomarker interactions in the detection of life on mars and beyond. Astrobiology 15(6):492-507.
  5. Cottin, H., Kotler, J. M., Bartik, K., Cleaves, H. J., II, Cockell, C. S., de Vera, J.-P. P., Ehrenfreund, P., Leuko, S., ten Kate, I. L., Martins, Z., Pascal, R., Quinn, R., Rettberg, P., Westall, F. (2015) Astrobiology and the Possibility of Life on Earth and Elsewhere… Space Science Reviews DOI 10.1007/s11214-015-0196-1


  1. Knak Jensen S.J., Skibsted J., Jakobsen H.J., ten Kate I.L., Gunnlaugsson H.P., Merrison J.P., Finster K., Bak E., Iversen J.J., Kondrup J.C, Nørnberg P. (2014) A sink for methane on Mars? The answer is blowing in the wind. Icarus, 236, 24-27.


  1. Graham L.D., Morris R. V., Graff T. G. , Yingst R. A., ten Kate I. L., Glavin D. P., Hedlund M., Malespin C. A., Mumm E. (2013) Moon and mars analog mission activities for Mauna Kea 2012. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, # 6497195
  2. Stern J., McAdam A, ten Kate I. L., Blake D., Morris R. V., Bowden R., Fogel M., Glamoclija M., Mahaffy P., Steele A., Amundsen H. (2013) Isotopic and Geochemical analysis of carbonates by evolved gas techniques: Simulating isotopic measurements for Mars surface operations in Svalbard, Norway. Icarus, 224, 297-308.


  1. Glavin D. P., Malespin C., ten Kate I. L., Getty S. A., Holmes V. E., Mumm E., Franz H. B., Noreiga M., Dobson N., Southard A. E., Feng S. H., Kotecki C. A., Dworkin J. P., Swindle T. D., Bleacher J. E., Rice J. W., and Mahaffy P. R. (2012) Volatile Analysis by Pyrolysis of Regolith for Planetary Resource Exploration. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings #1180.
  2. Mellerowicz, B., Paulsen, G., Zacny, K., Craft, J., Brinckerhoff, W.B., ten Kate, I.L., Conrad, P. (2012) Precision subsampling system for planetary exploration. Earth and Space 2012 – Proceedings of the 13 ASCE Aerospace Division Conference and the 5th NASA/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Space Exploration, 512-525.
  3. Keheyan Y. and ten Kate I. L. (2012) Radiolytic studies of naphthalene in the presence of water. Origins of Life and the Evolution of the Biosphere, 42(2):179-186. DOI 10.1007/s11084-012-9285-2.
  4. ten Kate I. L., Armstrong R., Bernhardt B., Blumers M., Craft J., Boucher D., Caillibot E., Captain J., Deleuterio G., Farmer J. D., Glavin D. P., Graff T., Hamilton J. C., Klingelhöfer G., Morris R. V., Nuñez J. I., Quinn J. W., Sanders G. B., Sellar R. G., Sigurdson L., Taylor R., Zacny K. (2012) Mauna Kea, Hawai’i, as an analogue site for future planetary resource exploration: Results from the 2010 ILSO-ISRU field-testing campaign. Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 26 (1), 183-196.


  1. Chanover N. J., Glenar D. A., Voelz D. G., Xiao X., Tawalbeh R., Boston P. J., Brinckerhoff W. B., Mahaffy P. R., Getty S., ten Kate I., McAdam A. (2011) An AOTF-LDTOF spectrometer suite for in situ organic detection and characterization. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings #5747295.


  1. ten Kate I. L., Cardiff E. H., Dworkin J. P., Feng S. H., Holmes V., Malespin C., Stern J., Swindle T. D., and Glavin D. P. (2010) VAPoR – Volatile Analysis by Pyrolysis of Regolith – an instrument for in situ detection of water, noble gases, and organics on the Moon. Planetary and Space Science, 58, 1007-1017.
  2. Garcia R., Misra P., Mahaffy P. R., and ten Kate I. L. (2010) Database and Library Development of Organic Species using Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectral Measurements in Support of Sample Analysis at Mars. Conference Proceedings of the NSBE Aerospace Conference, February 5-10, 2010, Los Angeles, California, 280-285.
  3. Brinckerhoff W. B., ten Kate I. L., Hernstig T., Mellerowicz B., Wilson J., Zacny K., Mumm E., Romani E. J., Conrad P., Franz H. B., Mahaffy P. R., Corrigan C. M., Onstott T. C. (2010) Precision Subsampling System for Mars and Beyond. American Society for Civil Engineering Conf. Proc. 366, 123-140, DOI:10.1061/41096(366)123.
  4. ten Kate I. L. (2010) Organics on Mars? Astrobiology, 10(6), 589-603 (INVITED)
  5. Getty S. A., ten Kate I. L., Feng S. H., Brinckerhoff W. B., Cardiff E. H., Holmes V. E., King T. T., Li M. J., Mumm E., Mahaffy P. R., Glavin D. P. (2010) Development of the VAPoR Instrument: a Pyrolysis-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 295, 124-132.
  6. Peeters Z., Vos, D., ten Kate I. L., Selch F., van Sluis C. A., Sorokin D. Yu., Muyzer G., Stan-Lotter H., van Loosdrecht M. C. M., and Ehrenfreund P. (2010) Survival and death of the haloarchaeon Natronorumbrum strain HG-1 in a simulated martian environment. Advances in Space Research, 46(9), 1149-1155.
  7. Manning H. M., ten Kate I. L., Battel S., and Mahaffy P. M. (2010) Electric discharge in the Martian atmosphere, Paschen curves and implications for future missions. Advances in Space Research, 46(10), 1334-1340.


  1. ten Kate I. L., Canham J. S., Conrad P. G., Errigo Th., Katz I., Mahaffy P. R. (2008) Mitigation of the impact of terrestrial contamination on organic measurements from the Mars Science Laboratory, Astrobiology, 8(3), 571-582.


  1. ten Kate I. L., Garry J. R. C., Peeters Z., Foing B. H., Ehrenfreund P. (2006) The effects of Martian near surface conditions on the photochemistry of amino acids, Planetary and Space Science, 54, 296-302.
  2. Garry J. R. C., ten Kate I. L., Martins Z., Nørnberg P., Ehrenfreund P. (2006) Analysis and survival of amino acids in Martian regolith analogs, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41(3), 391-405.


  1. ten Kate I. L., Garry J. R. C., Peeters Z., Quinn R. C., Foing B. H., Ehrenfreund P. (2005) Amino acid photostability on the Martian surface, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 40(8), 1185-1193.


  1. ten Kate I. L., Ruiterkamp R., Botta O., Lehmann B., Gomez Hernandez C., Boudin N., Foing B. H., Ehrenfreund P. (2003) Investigating complex organic compounds in a simulated Mars environment, International Journal of Astrobiology, 1(4), 387–399.