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The corpse of a dune

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A Piece of Mars: The rippled darker patch in this 600×600 m (0.37×0.37 mi) scene is the former site of a sand dune. This is one of a few “dune corpses” found just upwind of a dune field in Holden crater. The dunes are migrating to the south and east – you can see that the arc of this former dune opens to the south, the way a barchan slip face would. This dune is what’s left behind after most of its sand has migrated downwind. (HiRISE ESP_052367_1540, NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona)

beginnings

FROM A GREEK BEACH
TO A TITAN LAKE SHORE

Or, how a Greek girl became a planetologist

 


I come from a country where people look up at the sky quite often, especially at nighttime. And from ages lost in time, they usually try to make sense of what they see. How Aristarchus invented the heliocentric solar system, how Eratosthenes proved the Earth was round and discovered the distance to the moon and how Anaximander had the Universe all structured out were my bedtime stories. And of course, I was very close to the sky myself. Not only because my name gave me rights to an Olympian abode, but also because in my family, except for my mother, we were all a little nuts about the sky: my father and brother are both in the Greek Air Force.

And I? I wanted to go higher, I wanted to be an astronaut. It wasn’t being a girl that stopped me, it never has. It was being diagnosed with severe myopia (short-sightedness) and realizing that I’d have to train in the challenging military way where the toughest part for me was getting up early in the morning… No way- I’m a night owl.

So, when I collided with books by Isaac Asimov (oh, the Foundation Series…) and Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series on TV, a new approach occurred to me (a girl has to adapt to situation changes). I could be an astronomer. I was inspired by Carl’s description of the Universe, I never missed an episode of Star Trek™ or ‘Lost in Space’ and – I was hooked. My family sort of tried to laugh me out of it. An uncle suggested that I should perhaps think of becoming an astrologer (much more money in that business). An aunt said she had a job for me in a bank (bright girl like you – you’ll catch yourself a husband in a jiffy!). I remained unmoved and unmovable. I was going away to do astronomy, the Greek Sun was not enough for me, I wanted to be where the action was and where space missions were being developed. My father finally cut me a deal: he’d let me go “do my space hobby” in France (not the US, no, no – too far away for a Greek girl of 18) if I promised to study (simultaneously) English Literature, the diploma that would be providing my real bread-and-butter some day. And (just to make doubly sure I didn’t stray far with all this free time on my hands (!?) , the deal stipulated that I had to pass all the exams in June (no second chances in September), go to Greece for three full summer months and return for the next academic year all clean, nice and rested, with my suitcase full of feta cheese and keftédes (meatballs).

So I did. I got two Masters degrees and started two Ph.D.’s with a lot of unconscious enthusiasm . I had about 250 pages of my thesis on English Horror Literature (big fan of Stephen King….) written before I finally had to quit and focus on Astronomy, much to my dismay but with relief. This came with my father’s blessings since the scholarship enabling me to continue my work had come from the French Ministry for my research at Paris Observatory in Meudon. He still encourages me to one day go back and finish my English thesis … and Stephen King still writes books, so it may happen one day…

early career

I did my PhD at Paris Observatory in Meudon, getting my first ‘taste’ of Titan from Voyager 1 infrared data working with colleagues who since then have become good friends. Once I got a glimpse of Titan, I was hooked, bewitched, inspired and haven’t left the Outer Solar System since then… Right after my Ph.D. defense in 1989, I was engaged in three instrument proposals, all of which managed to get aboard Cassini-Huygens: CIRS on the orbiter (I knew quite a lot by then about infrared Titan spectra analysis of Titan) and HASI and DISR on the probe. I was the luckiest girl in world! The teams were fantastic, we threw ourselves into the definition of the instruments, we made observing plans and created models to be tested against the ground truth one day.

By then, the French National Center for Scientific Research had offered me a permanent position and France had become my home. I am grateful to both my mother (Greece) and host (France) countries and feel quite European. While waiting for the mission to arrive safely at its destination, of course I had to occupy myself. I went to large telescopes all over the world and observed Titan with spectra and images. I used the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). I attacked the problem of understanding Titan from all possible perspectives: models and observations, atmospheric chemistry and surface geology, inside and out and using anything I could get my hands on…

And then one day (very early in the morning of October 1997), we watched, during one of my most memorable career and personal moments, the launch of Cassini-Huygens from Cape Canaveral… just us and the alligators waiting for their breakfast… I cried seeing the launch, I cried of joy and anticipation and thankfulness and pride to be part of this wonderful crowd of people: All the members of the teams, the ESA and NASA representatives who had us on our way to a big new adventure.

And while I was waiting for Cassini to arrive at destination, I also managed to ‘“settle down’” as my mother had long hoped for, got married to Franck, with extraordinary computer skills in his repertoire, and brought into this world my daughter, Callista (“the most beautiful” in Greek), a little star brightest than any in the sky.… Neither one of them cares very much about astronomy, but our association has worked wonders in making me happy and productive in both my personal and professional lives. It takes some organizing efforts for me to attend meetings and also be present for school and dancing shows while following all the mission’s landmarks, but it was and still is worth it.


short bio



Athena Coustenis was born in Athens, Greece and grew up in a garden suburb by the Saronic Bay before moving to France where she earned two Masters degrees and one PhD in Astronomy and Space Techniques (she started another PhD in English Literature and hopes to finish it one day…) thanks to a scholarship provided by the French University which furthermore allowed her to complete a Post-Doc at Paris Observatory and apply for a position with the Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS).

Coustenis then got a permanent CNRS Researcher position at the Paris-Meudon Observatory, in the Space Lab for Space Studies and instrumentation in Astrophysics (LESIA).Paris-Meudon Observatory is the most important scientific observatory in France (www.obspm.fr). The facilities at Meudon include a 36-metre tall concrete tower containing a sophisticated spectrograph for examination of the Sun. Nearby, astronomers have converted the beautiful and luxurious Chateau de Meudon into an observatory and some have even lodged there!

Meudon was named by the Gauls, who called it Mol-Dum (sand dune). It is now a suburb on the south western edge of Paris, nestled in the hills and valleys of the river Seine half way between Paris and Versailles.

Coustenis is heavily involved in the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan, and has used a variety of large telescopes to conduct planetary investigations on outer planet systems and exoplanets. She has written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has given more than 300 communications in scientific conventions and public events. She has first-authored three books.

She is leading or contributing to several advisory groups for the European Space Agency (http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=46238) and for NASA. Among other, she is President of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (http://www.iamas.org/) and of the Planetary Sciences Division of the European Geosciences union (http://www.egu2013.eu/), as well as Secretary General of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society (http://dps.aas.org/).

She has been awarded many NASA and ESA achievement awards and the 2012 Prix pour la réussite au Féminin by the France Euro Méditerranée Association (the ceremony took place at the French Senate on 29 November 2012, see picture attached).

Athena is married to Franck Darin and has a daughter, Callista (“the most beautiful” in Greek, named after the beautiful mythological nymph and a large moon in the solar system). She enjoys visiting Greece and her family there as often as possible (see recent picture of a lecture at the famous Academy of Athens).

Athena Coustenis: List of publications

COUSTENIS Athena
Director of research, Science National research Center
Laboratoire d’Etudes Spatiales et d’Instrumentation en Astrophysique (LESIA)
UMR8109
Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
92195 Meudon Cedex
FRANCE

List of publications

download a PDF List of publications and communications

 

200 publications, 500 presentations, 3500 citations, H=34

Thesis
1.    Coustenis, A., 1989. L’atmosphère de Titan à partir des observations infrarouges de Voyager. PhD at the Université de Paris VII, defended on 17 May 1989.

Habilitation
1.    Coustenis, A., 1996. Atmosphères et surfaces des petits corps planétaires. Habilitation to direct research, Université de Paris VII, defended on 20 December 1996.

Peer reviewed publications in scientific Journals
1.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., Gautier, D., 1989a. Titan’s Atmosphere from Voyager Infrared Observations: I. The gas composition of Titan’s equatorial region. Icarus 80, 54-76.
2.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., Gautier, D., 1989b. Titan’s Atmosphere from Voyager Infrared Observations: II. The CH3D abundance and D/H ratio from the 900-1200 cm-1 spectral region. Icarus 82, 67-80.
3.    Lellouch, E., Coustenis, A., Gautier, D., Raulin, F., Dubouloz, N., Frère, C., 1989. Titan’s atmosphere and hypothesized ocean: a reanalysis of the Voyager 1 radio-occultation and IRIS 7.7 m data. Icarus 79, 328-349.
4.    Lellouch, E., Hunten, D. Kockarts, G., Coustenis, A., 1990. Titan’s thermosphere profile. Icarus 83, 308-324.
5.    Pearl, J.C., Conrath, B. J., Hanel, R.A., Pirraglia, J. A., Coustenis, A., 1990. The Albedo, Effective Temperature, and Energy Balance of Uranus, as determined from Voyager IRIS data. Icarus 84, 12-28.
6.    Raulin, F., Accaoui, B. Razaghi, A., Dang-Nhu, M., Coustenis, A., Gautier, D., 1990. Infrared spectra of gaseous organics: application to the atmosphere of Titan. II C4 alkanenitriles and benzene. Spectrochimica Acta 46, 671-683.
7.    Coustenis, A., 1990. Spatial variations of temperature and composition in Titan’s atmosphere: Recent results. Ann. Geophys. 8, 645-652.
8.    Petropoulos, B., Georgakilas, A., Gautier, D., Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., 1990. Plysical parameters for the atmosphere of Uranus. Adv. Space Res. 10, 109-112.
9.    Coustenis, A., 1991. Titan: Recent Developments. Vistas in Astronomy 34, 11-50.
10.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., Gautier, D., Marten, A. Samuelson, R., 1991. Titan’s Atmosphere from Voyager Infrared Observations: III. The vertical distributions of hydrocarbons and nitriles near Titan’s North Pole. Icarus 89, 152-167.
11.    Letourneur, B., Coustenis, A., 1993. Titan’s atmospheric structure from Voyager 2 infrared spectra. Plan. Space Sci. 41, 593-602.
12.    Coustenis, A., Encrenaz, Th., Bézard, B., Bjoraker, Graner, G., Dang-Nhu, M., Arié, E., 1993. Modeling Titan’s thermal infrared spectrum for high-resolution space observations. Icarus 102, 240-260.
13.    Bézard, B., Coustenis, A., McKay, C. P., 1995. Titan’s stratospheric temperature asymmetry: a radiative origin?. Icarus 113, 267-276.
14.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B. 1995. Titan’s Atmosphere from Voyager Infrared Observations: IV. Latitudinal Variations in Temperature and Composition. Icarus 115, 126-140.
15.    Encrenaz, Th., Bézard, B., Crovisier, J., Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Gulkis, S., Atreya, S. 1995. Detectability of molecular species in planetary atmospheres from their rotational transitions. Plan. Space Sci. 43, No 12, 1485-1516.
16.    Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Maillard, J. P., McKay, C. P., 1995. Titan’s surface: composition and variability from the near-infrared albedo. Icarus 118, 87-104.
17.    Coustenis, A., 1995. Titan’s atmosphere and surface: parallels and differences with the primitive Earth. Dans « Comparative planetology with an Earth prospective », Earth, Moon, and Planets 67 Nos 1-3, M.T. Chahine, M.F. A’Hearn and J. Rahe Eds, 95-100.
18.    Combes, M., Vapillon, L., Gendron, E., Coustenis, A., Lai, O. Wittemberg, R., Sirdey, R., 1997. Spatially resolved images of Titan by means of adaptive optics. Icarus 129, 482-497.
19.    Coustenis, A., 1998. Titan in the Solar System. Planet. Space Sci. 46, 1085-1097.
20.    Taylor, F. W., Coustenis, A., Titan in the Solar System. Plan. Space Sci. 46, 1085-1097.
21.    Cerroni, P., Coradini, A., Coustenis, A., Taylor, F., 1998. The Cassini/Huygens mission to Titan and the Saturnian System. Planet. Space Sci. 46, 1077-1421.
22.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., Bjoraker, G., Samuelson, R. E., de Graauw, Th., Feuchtgruber, H., Kessler, M. F., 1998. Evidence for water vapor in Titan’s atmosphere from ISO/SWS data. Astron. Astrophys. 336, L85-L89.
23.    Coustenis, A., Schmitt, B., Khanna, R., Trotta, F., 1999. Plausible condensates in Titan’s stratosphere from Voyager IR spectra. Plan. Space Sci, 47, 1305-1329.
24.    Rauer, H., Bockelée-Morvan, D., Coustenis, A., Guillot, T., Schneider, J., 2000. Search for an exosphere around 51 Peg B with ISO. Astron. Astrophys. 355, 573-580.
25.    McKay, C. P., Coustenis, A., Samuelson, R. E., Lemmon, M. T., Lorenz, R. D., Cabane, M., Rannou, P., Drossart, P. 2001. The physical properties of the organic aerosols and clouds on Titan. Planet. Space Sci. 49, 79-100.
26.    Lellouch, E., Laureijs, R., Schmitt, B., Quirico, E., de Bergh, C., Crovisier, J., Coustenis, A., 2000. Pluto’s non isothermal surface. Icarus 147, 220-250.
27.    Moutou, C., Coustenis, A., Schneider, J., St Gilles, R. Mayor, M., Queloz, D., Kaufer, A., D’Odorico, S., 2001. Search for spectroscopical signatures of transiting HD209458b’s exosphere. Astron. & Astrophys. 371, 260.
28.    Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Lai, O., Véran, J.-P.,  Woillez, J., Combes, M., Vapillon, L., Fusco, Th., Mugnier, L., Rannou, P., 2001. Images of Titan at 1.3 and 1.6 microns with adaptive optics at the CFHT. Icarus 154, 501-515.
29.    Fulchignoni M., Ferri F., Angrilli F., Bar-Nun A., Barucci, A., Bianchini G., Borucki W., Coradini M., Coustenis A., Falkner P., Flamini E., Grard R., Hamelin M., Harri A. M., Leppelmeier G. W., López-Moreno J. J., McDonnell J. A. M., McKay C. P., Neubauer F. H., Pedersen A., Picardi G., Pirronello V., Rodrigo R., Schwingenschuh K., Seiff A., Svedhem H., Vanzani V., Zarnecki J. 2002. The Characterisation of Titan’s Atmospheric Physical Properties by the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (Hasi). Space Science Reviews 104, 395-434.
30.    Mousis, O., Gautier, D., Coustenis, A., 2002. The D/H ratio in methane in Titan: Origin and History. Icarus 159, 156-169.
31.    Wilson, E. H., Atreya, S. K., Coustenis, A., 2003. Mechanisms for the formation of benzene in the atmosphere of Titan. J. Geophys. Res. – Planets 108(E2), 5014-5024.
32.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Schulz, B., Ott, S., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., Gautier, D., Feuchtgruber, H. 2003. Titan’s atmosphere from ISO mid-infrared spectroscopy. Icarus, 161, 383-403.
33.    Lellouch, E., Coustenis, A., Sebag, B., Cuby, J. -G., Lopez-Valverde, M., Fouchet, T., Crovisier, J., Schmitt, B., 2003. Titan’s 5-micron window: observations with the very large telescope. Icarus 162, 125-142.
34.    Moutou, C., Coustenis, A., Schneider, J., Queloz, D., Mayor, M., 2003. Search for the HeI absorption feature in the transmission spectrum of HD209458. Astron. Astroph. 405, 341-348.
35.    Bernard, J.-M., Coll, P., Coustenis, A., Raulin, F., 2003. Experimental simulation of Titan’s atmosphere : detection of ammonia and ethylene oxide. Plan. Space Sci. 51, 1003-1011.
36.    Flasar, F. M., Kunde, V. G., Achterberg, R. K., Conrath, B. J., Simon-Miller, A. A., Nixon, C. A., Gierasch, P. J., Romani, P. N., Bézard, B., Irwin, P., Bjoraker, G. L., Brasunas, J. C., Jennings, D. E., Pearl, J. C., Smith, M. D., Orton, G. S., Spilker, L. J., Carlson, R., Calcutt, S. B., Read, P. L., Taylor, F. W., Parrish, P., Barucci, A., Courtin, R., Coustenis, A., Gautier, D., Lellouch, E., Marten, A., Prangé, R., Biraud, Y., Fouchet, T., Ferrari, C., Owen, T. C., Abbas, M. M., Samuelson, R. E., Raulin, F., Ade, P., Césarsky, C. J., Grossman, K. U., Coradini, A., 2004. An intense stratospheric jet on Jupiter. Nature 427, 132-135.
37.    Lellouch, E., Schmitt, B., Coustenis, A., Cuby, J.-G. 2004. Titan’s 5-micron lightcurve. Icarus 168, 209-214.
38.    Gendron, E., Coustenis, A., Drossart, P., Combes, M., Hirtzig, M., Lacombe, F., Rouan, D., Collin, C., Pau, S., Lagrange, A.-M., Mouillet, D., Rabou, P., Fusco, Th., Zins, S., 2004. VLT/NACO adaptive optics imaging of Titan. Astron. Astroph. 417, L21-L24.
39.    Flasar, F. M., Kunde, V. G., Abbas, M. M., Achterberg, R. K., Ade, P., Barucci, A., Bézard, B., G. L. Bjoraker, G. L., Brasunas, J. C., Calcutt, S. Carlson, R.,  Césarsky, C., Conrath, B. J., Coradini, A., Courtin, R., Coustenis, A., et al., 2004. Exploring the Saturn System in the thermal infared : the Composite Infrared Spectrometer. Space Sci. Rev. 115, 169-297.
40.    Kunde, V. G., Flasar, F. M., Jennings, D. E., Bezard, B., Strobel, D. F., Conrath, B. J., Nixon, C. A., Bjoraker, G. L., Romani, P. N., Achterberg, R. K., Simon-Miller, A. A., Irwin, P., Brasunas, J. C., Pearl, J. C., Smith, M. D., Orton, G. S., Gierash, P. J., Spilker, L. J., Carlson, R. C., Matmoukine, A. A., Calcutt, S. B., Read, P. L., Taylor, F. W., Fouchet, T., Parrish, P., Barucci, A., Courtin, R., Coustenis, A., et 14 autres auteurs, 2004. Jupiter’s atmospheric composition from the Cassini thermal infrared spectroscopy experiment. Science 305, 1582-1586.
41.    Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Lai, O., Emsellem, E., Pecontal-Rousset, A., Rannou, P., Negrao, A., Schmitt, B., 2005. Near-infrared study of Titan’s resolved disk in spectro-imaging with CFHT/OASIS. Plan. Space Sci. 53, 535-556.
42.    Flasar, F. M., Achterberg, R. K., Conrath, B. J., Bjoraker, G. L., Jennings, D. E., Pearl, J. C., Romani, P. N., Simon-Miller, A. A., Kunde, V. G., Nixon, C. A., Bézard, B., Orton, G. S., Spilker, L. J., Irwin, P., Teanby, N. A., Spencer, J. A., Owen, T. C., Brasunas, J. C., Segura, M. E., Carlson, R., Matmoukine, A., Giearasch, P. J., Schinlder, P. J., Ferrari, C., Showalter, M. R., Barucci A., Courtin R., Coustenis A., Fouchet T., Gautier D., Lellouch E., Marten A., Prangé, R., Strobel, D. F., Calcutt S. B., Read P. L., Taylor F. W., Bowles, N., Samuelson R. E., Abbas M. M., Raulin F., Ade P., Edgington, S., Pilorz, S., Wallis, B., Wishnow, E. 2005. Temperatures, winds, and composition in the Saturnian system. Science, 307, 1247-1251.
43.    Lopez-Valverde, M. A., Lellouch, E., Coustenis, A., 2005. Carbon monoxide fluorescence from Titan’s atmosphere. Icarus 175, 503-521.
44.    Kazeminejad, B., Lammer, H., Coustenis, A., Fischer, G., Schwingenschuh, K., Rucker, H. O., 2005. Temperature variations in Titan’s upper atmosphere: impact on Cassini/Huygens. Ann. Geophys. 23, 1183-1189.
45.    Flasar, F. M., Achterberg R. K., Conrath B. J., Gierasch, P. J., Kunde V. G., Nixon C. A., Bjoraker G. L., Jennings D. E., Romani P. N., Simon-Miller A. A., Bézard B., Coustenis A., Irwin P. G. J., Teanby, N. A., Brasunas J., Pearl J. C., Segura, M. E., Carlson, R., Matmoukine, A., Schinder, P. J., Barucci A., Courtin R., Fouchet T., Gautier D., Lellouch E., Marten A., Prangé, R., Vinatier, S., Strobel, D. F., Calcutt S. B., Read P. L., Taylor, F. W., Bowles, N., Samuelson R. E., Orton G. S., Spilker L. J., Owen T. C., Spencer, J. A., Showalter, M. R., Ferrari, C., Abbas M. M., Raulin F., Edgington, S., Ade P., Wishnow, E. H., 2005. Titan’s atmospheric temperatures, winds, and composition. Science, 308, 975-978.
46.    Coustenis, A., 2005. Formation and evolution of Titan’s atmosphere. Space Sci. Rev. 116, 171-184.
47.    Coustenis, A., Hirtzig, M., Gendron, E., Drossart, P., Lai, O., Combes, M., Negrao, A., 2005. Maps of Titan’s surface from 1 to 2.5 micron. Icarus 177, 89-105.
48.    Fulchignoni, M., Ferri, F., Angrilli, F., Ball, A.J., Bar-Nun, A., Barucci, M. A., Bettanini, C., Bianchini, G., Borucki, W., Colombatti, G., Coradini, M., Coustenis, A., Debei, S., Falkner, P., Fanti, G., Flamini, E., Gaborit, V., Grard, R., Hamelin, M., Harri, A. M., Hathi, B., Jernej, I., Leese, M. R., Lehto, A., Lion Stoppato, P. F., Lopez-Moreno, J. J., Mäkinen, T., McDonnell, J.A. M., McKay, C. P., Molina-Cuberos, G., Neubauer, F. M., Pirronello, V., Rodrigo, R., Saggin, B., Schwingenschuh, K., Seiff, A., Simoes, F., Svedhem, H., Tokano, T., Towner, M. C., Trautner, R., Withers, P., Zarnecki, J. C., 2005. Titan’s physical characteristics measured by the Huygens Atmospheric Instrument (HASI). Nature 438, 785-791.
49.    Tomasko, M. G., Archinal, B., Becker, T., Bézard, B., Bushroe, M., Combes, M., Cook, D., Coustenis, A., deBergh, C., Dafoe, L.E., Doose, L., Douté, S., Eibl, A., Engel, S., Gliem, F., Greiger, B., Holso, K., Howington-Krause, A., Karkoschka, E., Keller, U., Keuppers, M., Kirk, R., Kramm, R., Lellouch, E., Lemmon, M., Lunine, J., Markiewicz, W., McFarlane, L., Moores, R., Prout, M., Rizk, B., Rosiek, M., Rueffer, P., Schroeder, S., Schmitt, B., Smith, P., Soderblom, L., Thomas, N., West, R., 2005. Results from the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR) Instrument on the Huygens Probe of Titan. Nature 438, 765-778.
50.    Coustenis, A., Negrao, A., Salama, A., Schulz, B., Lellouch, E., Rannou, P., Drossart, P., Encrenaz, Th., Schmitt, B., Boudon, V., Nikitin, A., 2006. Titan’s 3-micron spectral region from ISO high-resolution spectroscopy. Icarus 180, 176-185.
51.    Teanby, N. A., Irwin, P. G. J., de Kok, R., Nixon, C. A., Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N. E., Flasar, F. M., Fletcher, L., Howett, C., Taylor F. W., 2006. Latitudinal variations of HCN, HC3N and C2N2 in Titan’s stratosphere derived from Cassini CIRS data. Icarus 181, 243-255.
52.    Hartung, M., Herbst, T.M., Dumas, C., Coustenis, A., 2006. Limits to the abundance of CO2 ice on Titan. J. Geophys. Res. Planets 111, E07S09 (7 pages).
53.    Witasse, O., Lebreton, J.-P., Bird, M., Dutta-Roy, R., et al., Coustenis, A., et 21 autres co-auteurs, 2006. Overview of the coordinated ground-based observations of Titan during the Huygens mission. J. Geophys. Res. Planets 111, E07S01 (12 pages).
54.    Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Drossart, P., Negrao, A., Combes, M., Lai, O., Rannou, P., Lebonnois, S., Luz, D., 2006. Monitoring atmospheric phenomena on Titan. Astron. Astrophys. 456, 761-774.
55.    Griffith, C. A., Penteado, P., Rannou, P., Brown, R., Boudon, V., Baines, K., Clark, R., Drossart, P., Buratti, B., Nicholson, P., Jaumann, R., McKay, C.P., Coustenis, A., Negrão, A., 2006. Evidence for ethane clouds on Titan from Cassini VIMS observations. Science 313, 1620-1622.
56.    Negrão, A., Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Maillard, J. -P., Rannou, Combes, M., Schmitt, B., McKay, C. P., Boudon, V., 2006. Titan’s surface albedo from near-infrared CFHT/FTS spectra: modeling dependence on the methane absorption. Plan. Space Sci. 54, 1225-1246.
57.    Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Drossart, P., Hartung, M., Negrao, A., Rannou, Combes, M., 2007. Titan: atmospheric and surface features as observed with NAOS/CONICA at the time of the Huygens’ landing. J. Geophys. Res. Planets112, E02S91.
58.    Negrão, A., Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Drossart, P., Rannou, Combes, M.,  Boudon, V., 2007. 2-micron spectroscopy of Huygens’ landing site on Titan with VLT/NACO. J. Geophys. Res. Planets 112, E02S92.
59.    Vinatier, S., Bézard, B., Fouchet, Th., Teanby, N. A., de Kok, R., Irwin, P. G. J., Conrath, B. J., Nixon, C. A., Romani, P. N., Flasar, F. M., Coustenis, A., 2007. Vertical abundance profiles of hydrocarbons in Titan’s atmosphere at 15°S and 80°N retrieved from Cassini/CIRS spectra. Icarus 188, 120-138.
60.    Coustenis, A., Achterberg, R., Conrath, B., Jennings, D., Marten, A., Gautier, D., Bjoraker, G., Nixon, C., Romani, P., Carlson, R., Flasar, M., Samuelson, R. E., Teanby, N., Irwin, P., Bézard, B., Orton, G., Kunde, V., Abbas, M., Courtin, R., Fouchet, Th., Hubert, A., Lellouch, E., Mondellini, J., Taylor, F. W., Vinatier, S., 2007. The composition of Titan’s stratosphere from Cassini/CIRS mid-infrared spectra. Icarus 189, 35-62.
61.    Lavvas, P. P., Coustenis, A., Vardavas, I. M., 2008. Coupling photochemistry with haze formation in Titan’s atmosphere. Part I: Model description. Plan. Space Sci. 56, 27-66.
62.    Lavvas, P. P., Coustenis, A., Vardavas, I. M., 2008. Coupling photochemistry with haze formation in Titan’s atmosphere. Part II: Results and Validation with Cassini/Huygens data. Plan. Space Sci. 56, 67-99.
63.    Teanby, N. A., Irwin, P. G. J., de Kok, R., Nixon, C. A., Coustenis, A., Royer, E., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N. E., Fletcher, L., Howett, C., Taylor, F. W., 2008. Global and temporal variations hydrocarbons and nitriles in Titan’s stratosphere for northern winter observed by Cassini/CIRS. Icarus 193, 595-611.
64.    Jacquinet-Husson, N., Scott, N. A., Chédin, A., Crépeau, L., Armante, R., Capelle, V., Orphal, J., Coustenis, A., Barbe, A., Birk, M,, Brown, L. R., et 40 auteurs, 2008. The GEISA spectroscopic database: Current and future archive for Earth’s planetary atmosphere studies.  JQSRT 109, 1043-1059.
65.    Jacquemart, D., Lellouch, E., Bézard, B., de Bergh, C., Coustenis, A., Lacôme, N., Schmitt, B., Tomasko, M., 2008. New laboratory measurements of CH4 in Titan’s conditions and a reanalysis of the DISR near-surface spectra at the Huygens landing site. Plan. Space Sci. 56, 613-623.
66.    Nixon, C. A., Achterberg, R.K., Vinatier, S., Bézard, B., Coustenis, A., Teanby, N. A., de Kok, R., Romani, P. N., Jennings, D. E., Bjoraker, G. L., Flasar, F.M. 2008. The 12C/13C ratio in Titan hydrocarbons from Cassini/CIRS Infrared Spectra. Icarus 195, 778-791.
67.    Nixon, C.A., Jennings, D.E., Bézard, B., Teanby, N.A., Achterberg, R.K., Coustenis, A., Vinatier, S., Irwin, P.G.J., Romani, P .N., Flasar, F.M., 2008. Isotopic ratios in Titan’s atmosphere from Cassini CIRS limb sounding : CO2 at low and midlatitudes. The Astrophys. J. Let. 681, L101-L103.
68.    Jennings, D.E., Nixon, C.A., Jolly, A., Bézard, B., Coustenis, A., Vinatier, S., Irwin, P.G.J., Teanby, N.A., Romani, P. N., Achterberg, R.K., Flasar, F.M., 2008. Isotopic ratios in Titan’s atmosphere from Cassini CIRS limb sounding : HC3N in the north. The Astrophys. J. Let. 681, L109-L111.
69.    Coustenis, A., Jennings, D., Jolly, A., Bénilan, Y., Nixon, C., Gautier, D., Vinatier, S., Bjoraker, G., Romani, P., 2008. Detection of C2HD and the D/H ratio on Titan. Icarus 197, 539-548, 10.1016/j.icarus.2008.06.003.
70.    Crespin, A., Lebonnois, S., Vinatier, S., Bézard, B., Coustenis, A., Teanby, N. A., Achterberg, R. K., Rannou, P., 2008. Diagnostics of Titan’s stratospheric dynamics using CIRS/Cassini data and the IPSL General Circulation Model. Icarus 197, 556-571, 10.1016/j.icarus.2008.05.010.
71.    Liu, X., Li, J., Coustenis, A., 2008. A transposable Planetary General Circulation Model (PGCM) and its preliminary application to Titan. Plan. Space Sci. 56, 1618-1629.
72.    Jennings, D. E., Flasar, F. M., Kunde, V. G., Samuelson, R. E., Pearl, J. C., Nixon, C. A., Carlson, R. C., Matmoukine, A. A., Brasunas, J. C., Guandique, E., Achterberg, R. K., Bjoraker, G. L., Romani, P. N., Segura, M. E., Albright, S. A., Elliott, M. H., Tingley, J. S., Calcutt, S., Coustenis, A., Courtin, R., 2009. Titan’s surface brightness temperatures. Astrophys. J. Let. 691, L103-L105.
73.    Coustenis, A., Atreya, S., Balint, T., Brown, R. H., Dougherty, M., Ferri, F., Fulchignoni, M., Gautier, D., Gowen, R., Griffith, C., Gurvits, L., Jaumann, R., Langevin, Y., Leese, M., Lunine, J., McKay, C. P., Moussas, X., Müller-Wodarg, I., Neubauer, F., Owen, T., Raulin, F., Sittler, E., Sohl, F., Sotin, C., Tobie, G., Tokano, T., Turtle, E., Wahlund, J.-E., Waite, H., Baines, K., Blamont, J., Dandouras, I., Krimigis, T., Lellouch, E., Lorenz, R., Morse, A., Porco, C., Hirtizig, M., Saur, J., Coates, A., Spilker, T., Zarnecki, J., et 113 co-auteurs, 2009. TandEM: Titan and Enceladus mission. Experimental Astronomy 23, 893-946.
74.    Marty, B., Guillot, T., Coustenis, A., et 65 autres auteurs, 2009. KRONOS: exploring the depths of Saturn with probes and remote sensing through an international mission. Experimental Astronomy 23, 947-976.
75.    Blanc, M., Pappalardo, R., Fujimoto, M., Sasaki, S., Zelenyi, L., Alibert, Y., André, N., Atreya, S., Beebe, R., Benz, W., Coradini, A., Coustenis, A., Dehant, V., Dougherty, M., Drossart, P., Grasset, O., Gurvits, L., Hartogh, P., Hussmann, H., Kasaba, Y., Kivelson, M., Khurana, K., Krupp, N., Louarn, Ph., Lunine, J., McGrath, M., Mimoun, D., Mousis, O., Oberst, J., Okada, T., Prieto-Bellesteros, O., Prieur, D., Regnir, P., Roos-Serote, M., Schubert, G., Sotin, Ch., Spilker, T., Takahashi, Y., Takashima, T., Tosi, F., Turrini, D., van Hoolst, T., 2009. Laplace: a mission to Europa and the Jupiter system for ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme. Experimental Astronomy 23, 849-892.
76.    Coustenis, A., Hirtzig, M., 2009. Cassini-Huygens results on Titan’s surface. Res. Astron. Astrophys.  9, 249-268.
77.    Lebreton, J-P., Coustenis, A., Lunine, J., Raulin, F., Owen, T., Strobel, D., 2009. Results from the Huygens probe on Titan. Astron. & Astrophys. Rev. 17, 149-179.
78.    Lammer, H., Bredehoft, J. H., Coustenis, A., Khodachenko, M. L., Kaltenegger, L., Grasset, O., Prieur, D., F. Raulin, F., Ehrenfreund, P., Yamauchi, Y., Wahlund, J.-E., Grießmeier, J.-M., Stangl, G., Cockell, C. S., Kulikov, Y. N., Grenfell, J. L., Rauer, H., 2009. What makes a planet habitable ? Astron. & Astrophys. Rev. 17, 181-249.
79.    Coustenis, A., Lunine, J., Lebreton, J.-P., Matson, D., Erd, Ch., Reh, K., Beauchamp, P., Lorenz, R., Waite, H., Sotin, Ch., Gurvits, L., Hirtizg, M., 2009. Earth-based support for the Titan Saturn Mission. Earth Moon and Planets 105, 135-142.
80.    Nixon, C. A., Jennings, D. E., Flaud, J.-M., Bézard, B., Teanby, N. A., Irwin, P. G. J., Ansty, T. M., Coustenis, A., Flasar, F. M., 2009. Titan’s prolific propane: the Cassini CIRS perspective.  Plan. Space Sci. 57, 1573-1585.
81.    Coustenis, A., Jennings, D. E., Nixon, C. A., Achterbergh, R. K., Lavvas, P., Vinatier, S., Teanby, N. A., Bjoraker, G. L., Carlson, R. C., Piani, L., Bampasidis, G., Flasar, F. M., Romani, P. N., 2010. Titan trace gaseous composition from CIRS at the end of the Cassini-Huygens prime mission. Icarus 207, 461-476.
82.    Coustenis, A., Tokano, T., Burger, M. H., Cassidy, T. A., Lopes, R. M., Lorenz, R. D., Retherford, K. D., Schubert G., 2010. Atmospheres/exospheres characteristics of icy satellites. Space Sci. Rev. 153, 155-184.
83.    Dalton, B., Cruikshank, D., Stephan, K., McCord, T., Coustenis, A., Carlson, R., Coradini, A., 2010. Chemical composition of icy satellite surfaces. Space Sci. Rev. 153, 113-154.
84.    Lellouch, E., Vinatier, S., Moreno, R., Allen, M., Gulkis, S., Hartogh, P., Krieg, J.-M., Maestrini, A., Mehdi, I., Coustenis, A., 2010. Sounding of Titan’s atmosphere at submillimeter wavelengths from an orbiting spacecraft. Planet. Space Sci. 58, 1724-1739.
85.    Cours, T., Rannou, P., Coustenis, A., Hamdouni, A., 2010. A new analysis of the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) observations of Titan at 2 μm. Planet. Space Sci. 58, 1708-1714.
86.    Coustenis, A., Atkinson, D., Balint, T., Beauchamp, P., Atreya, S., Lebreton, J-P., Lunine, J., Matson, D., Erd, Ch., Reh, K., Spilker, T., Elliott, J., Hall, J., Strange, N., 2010. Atmospheric planetary probes and balloons in the solar system. J. Aerospace Engineering 225, 154-180.
87.    Nixon, C. A., Achterberg, R. K., Teanby, N. A., Irwin, P. G. J., Flaud, J-M., Kleiner, I., Dehayem-Kamadjeu, A., Brown, L. R., Sams, R. L., Bézard, B., Coustenis, A., Ansty, T. M., Matmoukine, A., Vinatier, S., Bjoraker, G. L., Jennings, D. E., Romani, P. N., Flasar, F. M., 2010. Upper limits for undetected trace species in the stratosphere of Titan. Royal Soc. Chem. (Faraday discussions) 147, 65.
88.    Solomonidou, A., Bampasidis, G., Kyriakopoulos, K., Bratsolis, E., Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Moussas, X., 2010. Imaging of potentially active geological regions on Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus, using Cassini-Huygens data : with emphasis on cryovolcanism. Hellenic Journal of Geosciences 45, 257-268.
89.    Jennings, D. E., Cottini, V., Nixon, C. A., Flasar, F. M., Kunde, V. G., Samuleson, R. E., Romani, P. N., Hesman, B. E., Carlson, R. C., Gorius, N. J. P., Coustenis, A., Tokano, T., 2011. Seasonal Changes in Titan’s Surface Temperatures. Astroph. J. Let., 737, L15.
90.    Solomonidou, A., Coustenis, A., Bampasidis, G., Kyriakopoulos, K., Moussas, X., Bratsolis, E., Hirtzig, M., 2011. Water Oceans of Europa and Other Moons : Implications For Life in Other Solar Systems J. of Cosmology, 13, http://journalofcosmology.com/Planets103.html.
91.    de Bergh, C., Courtin, R., Bézard, B., Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Hirtzig, M., Rannou, P., Drossart, P., Campargue, A., Kassi, S., Wang, L., Boudon, V., Nikitin, A., Tyuterev, V., 2012. Applications of a new methane linelist to the modeling of Titan’s spectrum in the 1.58 µm window. Plan Space Sci. 61, 85-98.
92.    Bratsolis, E., Bampasidis, G., Solomonidou, A., Coustenis, A., 2012. A despeckle filter for the Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar images of Titan’s surface. Plan. Space Sci. 61, 108-113.
93.    Jacquinet-Husson, N., Crépeau, L., Armante, R., Boutammine, C., Chédin, A., Scott, N. A., Crevoisier, C., Capelle, V., Boone, C., Poulet-Crovisier, N., Barbe, A., Campargue, A., Chris Benner, D., Bénilan, Y., Bézard, B., Boudon, V., Brown, L. R., Coudert, L. H., Coustenis, A., et 40 autres auteurs, 2012. The 2009 edition of the GEISA spectroscopic database.  J. Quant. Spectr. & Rad. Transfer 112, 2395-2445.
94.    Li, J., Liu, D., Coustenis, A., Liu, X., 2012. Possible physical cause of the zonal wind collapse on Titan. Plan. Space Sci. 63, 150-157.
95.    Tinetti, G., Beaulieu, J.-P., Henning, T., Meyer, M., Micela, G., Ribas, I., Stam, D., Swain, M., Krause, O., Ollivier, M., Pace, E., Swinyard, B., Aylward, A., van Boeckel, R., Coradini, A., ENcrenaz, T., Snellen, I., Zapatero-Osorio, M. R., Bouwman, J., Cho, J. Y-K., Coudé du Foresto, V., Guillot, T., Lopez-Morales, M., Mueller-Wodarg, I., Palle, E., Selsis, F., Sozzetti, A., Ade, P.A.R., Achilleos, N., Adriani, A., Agnor, C. B., Afonso, C., Allende Prieto, C., Bakos, G., Barber, R. J., Barlow, M., Bernath, P., Bézard, B., Bordé, P., Brown, L.R., Cassan, A., Cavarroc, C., Ciaravella, A., Cockell, C., Coustenis A., et 91 autres co-auteurs, 2012. EChO : Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory. Experimental Astronomy, DOI : 10.1007/s10686-012-9303-4.
96.    Campargue, A., Wang, L., Mondelain, D., Kassi, S., Bézard, B., Lellouch, E., Coustenis, A., de Bergh, C., Hirtzig, M., Drossart, P., 2012. An empirical line list for methane in the 1.26-1.71 μm region for planetary investigations (T=80-300 K). Application to Titan. Icarus 219, 110-128.
97.    Nixon, C.A., Temelso, B., Vinatier, S., Teanby, N.A., Bézard, B., Achterberg, R.K., Mandt, K.E., Sherill, C.D., Irwin, P.G.J., Jennings, D.E., Romani, P .N., Coustenis, A., Flasar, F.M., 2012. Isotopic ratios in Titan’s méthane : measurements and modeling. Astrophys. J. 749, article id. 159.
98.    Jennings, D. E., Andreson, C. M., Samuleson, R. E., Flasar, F. M.,  Nixon, C. A., Kunde, V. G., Achterberg, R. K., Kottini, V., de Kok, R., Coustenis, A., Vinatier, S.,  Calcutt, S. B., 2012. Seasonal disappearance of far-infrared haze in Tiatn’s stratosphere. Astroph. J. Let., 754 :L3.
99.    Cottini, V., Jennings, D. E., Nixon, C. A., Anderson, C. M., Gorius, N., Bjoraker, G. L., Coustenis, A., Achterberg, R. K., Teanby, N. A., de Kok, R., Irwin, P. G. J., Bézard, B., Lellouch,  E., Flasar, F. M., Bampasidis, G., 2012. Detection of water vapor in Titan’s atmosphere from Cassini/CIRS infrared spectra. Icarus 220, 855-862.
100.    Teanby, N., A., Irwin, P. G. J., Nixon, C., de Kok, R., Vinatier, S., Coustenis, A., Sefton-Nash, E., Calcutt, S. B., Flasar, F. M., 2012. Active upper-atmosphere chemistry and dynamics from polar circulation reversal on Titan. Nature, 491, 732-735.
101.    Bampasidis, G., Coustenis, A., Achterbergh, R. K., Vinatier, S., Lavvas, P., Nixon, C. A., Jennings, D. E., Teanby, N. A., Flasar, F. M., Carlson, R. C., Mousas, X., Preka-Papadema, P., Romani, P. N., Guardique, E. A., Stamogiorgos, S., 2012. Thermal and temperature structure variations in Titan’s stratosphere during the Cassini mission. Astroph. J. 760, Issue 2, article id. 144, 8 pp.
102.    Jennings, D., Anderson, C. M., Samuelson, R. E., Flasar, F. M., Nixon, C. A., Bjoraker, G. L., Romani, P. N., Achterberg, R. K., Cottini, V., Hesman, B. E., Kunde, V. G., Carlson, R. C., de Kok, R., Coustenis, A., Vinatier, S., Bampasidis, G., Teanby, N. A., Calcutt, S. B., 2012. First observation in the South of Titan’s far-infrared 220 cm-1 cloud. Astrophys. J. Lett. 761, Issue 1, article id. L15, 4 pp.
103.    Grasset, O., Dougherty, M.K., Coustenis, A., Bunce, E.J., Erd, C., Titov, D., Blanc, M., Coates, A., Drossart, P., Fletcher, L., Hussmann, H., Jaumann, R., Krupp, N., Lebreton, J.-P., Prieto-Ballesteros, O., Tortora, P., Tosi, F., Van Hoolst, T., 2013. JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE): an ESA mission to orbit Ganymede and to characterise the Jupiter system. Plan. Space Sci. 78, 1-21.
104.    Solomonidou, A., Bampasidis, G., Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Kyriakopoulos, K., St Seymour, K., Bratsolis, E., Moussas, X., 2012. Morphotectonics on Titan. Plan. Space Sci. 77, 104-117.
105.    Campargue, A., Leshchishina, O., Mondelain, D., Kassi, S., Coustenis, A., 2013. An improved empirical line list for methane in the region of the 23 band at 1.66 μm. J. Quant. Spectr. & Rad. Transfer 118, 49–59.
106.    Tinetti, G., Encrenaz, Th., Coustenis, A., 2013. Spectroscopic characterization of exoplanets. Astron. Astrophys. Rev., in press.
107.    Hirtzig, M., Bézard, B., Lellouch, E., Coustenis, A., de Bergh, C., Drossart, P., Campargue, A., Boudon, V., Tyuterev, V., Rannou, P., Cours, T., Kassi, S., Nikitin, A., Mondelain, D., Rodriguez, S., Le Mouélic, S., 2013. Titan’s surface and atmosphere from Cassini/VIMS data with updated methane opacity. Icarus, in press.
108.    Brown, L. RL., Sung, K., Benner, D. C., Devi, V. M., Boudon, V., Gabard, T., Wenger, C., Campargue, A., Leschchishina, O., Kassi, S., Mondelain, D., Wang, L., Daumont, L., Régalia, L., Rey, M., Thomas, X., Tyuterev, Vl. G., Lyulin, O. M., Nikitin, A. V., Niederer, H. M., Albert, S., Bauerecker, S., Quack, M., O’Brien, J. J., Gordon, I. E., Rothman, L. S., Sasada, H., Coustenis, A., Smith, M. A. H., Carrington, T., Wang, X. G., Mantz, A. W., Spickler, P. T., 2013. Methane line parameters in teh HITRAN 2012 database.  J. Quant. Spectr. & Rad. Transfer, in press.
109.    Grasset, O., Bunce, E., Coustenis, A., Dougherty, M., Erd, C., Hussmann, H., Jaumann, R., Prieto-Ballesteros, O., 2013. Planetary protection requirements at Ganymede. Submitted for publication in Astrobiology.
110.    Sohl, F., Solomonidou, A., Wagner, F. W., Coustenis, A., Hussmann, H., Schulze-Makuch, D., 2013. Tidal stresses on Titan and implications for its geology and habitability. Submitted for publication in Astroph. J.
111.    Solomonidou, A., Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Bratsolis, E., Le Mouélic, S., Rodriguez, S., Stephan, K., Drossart, P., Sotin, C., Jaumann, R., Brown, R. H., Kyriakopoulos, K., Lopes, R. M. C., Bampasidis, G., Stamatelopoulou-Seymour, K., Moussas, X., 2013. Surface albedo spectral properties of geologically interesting areas on Titan. Submitted for publication in J. Geophys. Res.
112.    Coustenis, A., Bampasidis, G., Achterbergh, R. K., Lavvas, P., Nixon, C. A., Jennings, D. E., Teanby, N. A., Vinatier, S., Flasar, F. M., Carlson, R. C., Orton, G., Romani, P. N., Guardique, E. A., 2013. Evolution of the stratospheric temperature and chemical composition over one Titanian year. Submitted for publication.

Other refereed publications
1.    Coustenis, A., 1991. Titan’s Atmosphere from Voyager Infrared Observations: Parallels and Differences with the Primitive Earth. Bioastronomy The Exploration Broadens, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Bioastronomy, Val Cenis, Savoie, France, 18-23 June 1990, edited by J. Heidmann and M.J. Klein. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York. Lecture Notes in Physics 390, 179-189.
2.    Coustenis, A., 1992. Titan’s thermal infrared spectrum: from Voyager to ISO and CASSINI observations. Dans “Infrared Astronomy with ISO”, Encrenaz, Th. and M.F. Kessler Eds., Nova Science Publ., 197-218.
3.    Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Combes, M., Wittemberg, R., McKay, C. P., Maillard, J.-P., 1996. Titan’s atmosphere and surface from infrared spectroscopy and imagery. In Astronomical and Biochemical Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe, C. B. Cosmovici, S. Bowyer, D. Werthimer Eds., 227-234.
4.    Coustenis, A., 1997. Titan’s atmosphere and surface from IR spectroscopy and imagery. Adv. Space Res. 19, 1288.
5.    Coustenis, A., Schneider, J., Wittemberg, R., Chassefière, E., Guillot, T,. Greene, T., Penny, A., Bockelée-Morvan, D., Rauer, H., 1998. High-resolution spectroscopy of 51 Peg B: Search for atmospheric signatures. Proceedings de Brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Espagne, 17-21 mars 1997, ASP Conf. Series, R. Rebolo, E. L. Martin and M. R. Zapatero-Osono Eds., 134,  296-303.
6.    Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Lai, O., Veran, J.-P., Woillez, J., Combes, M., Fusco, Th., Mugnier, L., 2000. First images of Titan at 1.3 micron with the adaptive optics PUEO system at the CFHT. In Highlights of Astronomy, ASP Conference Series, B. Bézard and J. C. Spencer, eds., Vol. 12, 626-628.
7.    Coustenis, A., Encrenaz, Th., Lellouch, E., Salama, A., Müller, Th., Burgdorf, M. J., Schmitt, B., Feuchtgruber, H., Schulz, B. Ott, S., De Graauw, Th., Griffin, M. J., Kessler, M. F., 2002. Observations of planetary satellites with ISO. Proceedings of the COSPAR meeting, 16-23 juillet 2000, Varsovie, Pologne, Adv. Space Res., 30, 1971-1977.
8.    Coustenis, A., 2002. Titan as an exobiotical environment. In “The Evolving Sun and its Influence on Planetary Environments”. ASP Conference Proceedings, Edited by Benjamin Montesinos, Alvaro Gimenez and Edward F. Guinan. San Francisco, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2002, 269, p. 179.
9.    Moutou, C., Coustenis, A., Iro, N., Mayor, M., Queloz, D., Schneider, J., 2002. VLT Observations of HD209458b. In “Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extrasolar Planets”, Eds Deming and Seager.
10.    Fulchignoni, M., Ferri, F., Angrilli, F., Bar-Nun, A., Barucci, A., Bianchini, G., Borucki, W., Coradini, M., Coustenis, A., Falkner, P., Flamini, E., Grard, R., Hamelin, M., Harri, A.M.,. Leppelmeier, G. W., .Lopez-Moreno, J. J.,. Mcdonnell, J. A. M., Mckay, C. P., Neubauer, F. H., Pedersen, A., Picardi, G., Pirronello, V., Rodrigo, R., Schwingenschuh, K., Seiff, A., Svedhem, H., Vanzani, V., Zarnecki, J., 2002. The Characterisation of Titan’s Atmospheric Physical Properties by the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI). Space Sci. Rev. 104, 395-431.
11.    Coustenis, A., Spilker, L., Atreya, S., Ferrari, C., 2003. Preface: Surfaces and atmospheres of the outer planets, their satellites and ring systems. Plan. Space Sci. 51, 14-15.
12.    Coustenis, A., Atreya, S., 2003. Preface to the special issue. Plan. Space Sci. 51, 87.
13.    Coustenis, A., 2004. Titan’s atmosphere and surface from imaging and spectroscopy in the past decade. Proceedings of the ESA Conference « Titan : from discovery to encounter », ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, Hollande, 13-17 avril 2004, ESA-SP 1278, 301-312.
14.    Coustenis, A., Ferrari, C., Atreya, S., Spilker, L., 2005. Preface: Surfaces and atmospheres of the outer planets, their satellites and ring systems. Plan. Space Sci. 53, 459-460.
15.    Coustenis, A., 2006. Titan and the Cassini-Huygens mission. Proceedings du Hellenic Astronomical Society Meeting, Kefallonia, Grèce, 8-10 Septembre 2005, In Recent Advances In Astronomy And Astrophysics: 7th International Conference of the Hellenic Astronomical Society. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 848, 23-40.
16.    Coustenis, A., Atreya, S., Ferrari, C., Lebreton, J.-P., Matson, D., Spilker, L., Strobel, D.,  2006. Preface: Surfaces and atmospheres of the outer planets, their satellites and ring systems. Plan. Space Sci. 54, 1115-1116.
17.    Coustenis, A., 2007. What Cassini-Huygens has revealed about Titan. Astronomy and Geophysics 48, 2.14-2.20.
18.    Bampasidis, G., Coustenis, A., Moussas, X., 2007. Titan: determination of the local tectonic field at the Titan lake observed from the Cassini flyby on February 22, 2007. Proceedings of the IPPW5 Workshop, Bordeaux, France, 25-29 June.
19.    Coustenis, A., Lunine, J., Lebreton, J.-P., Matson, D., Erd, Ch., Reh, K., Beauchamp, P., Lorenz, R., Waite, H., Sotin, Ch., Gurvits, L., Hirtzig, M., 2009. Ground-based support for the Titan Saturn System Mission. Proceedings of the Workshop on “Future Ground Based Solar System Research: Synergies with Space Probes and Space Telescope”, Portoferraio, Isola d’Elba, September 8-12, 2008.
20.    Coustenis, A., Atreya, S., Castillo, J., Coll, P., 2009. Preface to the special issue of PSS on “Surfaces and atmospheres of the outer planets, their satellites and ring systems: Part V”. Plan. Space Sci. 57, 1523-1524.
21.    Solomonidou, A., Coustenis, A., Bampasidis, G., Kyriakopoulos, K., Moussas, X., 2010. Potentially active regions on Titan: Promising landing sites. Proceedings of the International Planetary Probe Workshop 2010 (IPPW-7), Barcelona, Spain, 14-18 Juin, sous presse.
22.    Coustenis, A., Atreya, S., Castillo, J., Coll, P., 2010. Preface to the special issue of PSS on “Surfaces and atmospheres of the outer planets, their satellites and ring systems: Part VI”. Plan. Space Sci. 58, 1665-1666.
23.    Grasset, O., Coustenis, A., Durham, W. B., Hussmann, H., Pappalardo, R. T., Sasaki, S., Turrini, D., 2010. Preface. Satellites of the Outer Solar System: Exchange Processes Involving the Interior. In “Moons of the Outer Solar System : exchange processes involving the interiors”. O. Grasset, M. Blanc, A. Coustenis, W. Durham, H. Hussmann, R. Pappalardo, D. Turrini, Eds. ISSI Book series. Space Sci. Rev. 153, 5-9.
24.    Coustenis, A., Atreya, S., Castillo, J., Coll, P., Mueller-Wodarg, I., Spilker, L., 2012. Surfaces, atmospheres and magnetospheres of the outer planets and their satellites and ring systems: Part VII. Plan. Space Sci. 61, 1-2.
25.    Coustenis, A., 2012. From the land of Greece to the lands of Titan. Astrobiology 12, 170-174.

Books and encyclopedias
1.    Coustenis, A., Lorenz, R., 1998. « Titan ». In Encyclopedia of the Solar System, P. R. Weissman, L.-A. McFadden, T.V. Johnson, Eds., Academic Press, 377-404.
2.    Coustenis, A., Taylor, F., 1999. « Titan, the Earth-like moon ». World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, Eds.
3.    Coustenis, A., 2000. « The satellites of Saturn ». In The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, D. Emerson, Ed., Inst. of Phys. Publ., Angleterre.
4.    Coustenis, A., 2000. « Titan ». In The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, D. Emerson, Ed., Inst. of Phys. Publ., Angleterre.
5.    Coustenis, A., 2005. “Titan”, chapitre dans “Le Larousse du Ciel”, Ph. de la Cotardière et R. Ferlet, Eds.
6.    Biver, N., Coustenis, A., Dalouzy, J-C., Dawidowich, G., Dollfus, A., Ferrari, C., Fuentes, P., Gautier, D., Meeus, J., Oudenot, G., Prangée, R., Raulin, F., Slameh, M., Tobie, G., 2005. “Un siècle d’observations de Titan la mystérieuse”. Chapitre dans Au plus près de Saturne, Vuibert/SAF Eds.
7.    Coustenis, A., 2006. « Titan ». In Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition, P. R. Weissman, L.-A. McFadden, T.V. Johnson, Eds., Academic Press.
8.    Coustenis, A., Taylor, F., 2008. « Titan : Exploring an Earth-like World ». World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, Eds.
9.    Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Sicardy, B., Roe, H., 2010. “Earth-based perspective and pre-Cassini-Huygens knowledge of Titan”, Chapter In Titan from Cassini-Huygens, Brown, R. H., Lebreton, J.-P., Waite, H., Eds., Springer Verlag (Dordrecht), pp. 9-34.
10.    Dougherty, M., Coustenis, A., Lorenz, R., 2010. “Titan beyond Cassini-Huygens”, Chapter In Titan from Cassini-Huygens, Brown, R. H., Lebreton, J.-P., Waite, H., Eds., Springer-Verlag, New York, 535 pages, pp. 479-488, ISBN-10: 1402092148.
11.    Coustenis, A., Raulin, F., 2011. “Titan Astrobiology”. Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, M. Gargaud, R. Amils, J. Cernicharo, H. J. Cleaves II, K. Kobayashi, D. Pinti, M. Viso (Editors), Springer, XLIV, 1853 p., ISBN 978-3-642-11271-3.
12.    Coustenis, A., 2011. “The Cassini-Huygens mission”. Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, M. Gargaud, R. Amils, J. Cernicharo, H. J. Cleaves II, K. Kobayashi, D. Pinti, M. Viso (Editors), Springer, XLIV, 1853 p., ISBN 978-3-642-11271-3.
13.    Coustenis, A., Raulin, F., Bampasidis, G., Solomonidou, A., 2011. Life in the Saturnian neighborhood. In Life on Earth and Other Planetary Bodies, Series : “Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology”, Seckbach, J. (Ed.), Springer, ISSN: 1566-0400, sous presse.
14.    Coustenis, A., Blanc, M., 2011. Big habitable moons: Titan and Europa. In Frontiers in Astrobiology. Proceedings of the study week in Astrobiology, Vatican City, 5-10 Novembre 2009, sous presse.
15.    Coustenis, A., Encrenaz, Th., 2013. Life beyond Earth: the search for habitable worlds in the Universe. Cambridge Univ. Press.

Other publications / Proceedings /Reports/ White papers
1.    Bachet, G., Gautier, D., Coustenis, A., 1988. Observation expérimentale du dimère H2-N2 au voisinage des raies S0 et S1 de rotation pure du spectre de H2 induit par collision avec N2. C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris  307, 133-136.
2.    Coustenis, A., Gautier, D., 1989. Constraints on Titan’s atmosphere temperature profile from IRIS spectra. Proceedings dans “The Cassini mission: the infrared and microwave spectroscopic measurements”, V. Kunde et R. Courtin Eds., Washington D.C., NASA-RP 1213.
3.    Coustenis, A.,1992. Titan’s atmosphere: latitudinal variations in temperature and composition. Proceedings Symposium on Titan, Toulouse, 9-12 septembre 1991, ESA SP-338, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 53-58.
4.    Coustenis, A, Encrenaz, Th., Bézard, B., Bjoraker, G. Graner, G. Dang-Nhu, M. Arie, E., 1992. The synthetic infrared spectrum of Titan at high spectral resolution. Proceedings Symposium on Titan, Toulouse, 9-12 septembre 1991, ESA SP-338, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 293-299.
5.    Lellouch, E., Coustenis, A., Maillard, J.-P., Strong, K., Démé, N., Griffith, C., Schmitt, B., 1992. The spectrum of Titan in the 1.06 and 1.28 micron windows. Proceedings Symposium on Titan, Toulouse, 9-12 septembre 1991, ESA SP-338, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 353-358.
6.    Lara, L.M., Rodrigo, R., Lopez-Moreno, J. J., Coustenis, A., E. Chassefière, E., 1992. Neutral composition of Titan’s atmosphere. A theoretical model. Proceedings Symposium on Titan, Toulouse, 9-12 septembre 1991, ESA SP-338, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, pp.137-146.
7.    Coustenis, A., 1993. Titan’s atmosphere: temperature and composition from Voyager 1 infrared spectra and future exploration of the satellite. Proceedings of the 1st Panhellenic Astronomical Colloquium. Athens, Greece, 21-23 septembre 1992, P. Laskarides Ed., 25-32.
8.    Coustenis, A., 1993. Titan’s exploration. Dans « La recherche spatiale et solaire en Grèce aujourd’hui », G. Anagnostopoulos Ed., 280-297.
9.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., 1994. L’atmosphère de Titan par Voyager/IRIS. Que reste-t-il à apprendre avec Cassini/CIRS?. Colloque National de Planétologie, 13-16 juin 1994, Toulouse. Actes: S8-8.
10.    Coustenis, A., Schmitt, B., Lellouch, E., Maillard, J. P., 1994. Des glaces et des roches sur Titan. Colloque National de Planétologie, 13-16 juin, Toulouse. Actes: S6-1.
11.    Encrenaz, Th., Crovisier, J., Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Knacke, R. F., 1994. Observations des objets du système solaire avec la mission ISO (Infrared Space Observatory). Colloque National de Planétologie, 13-16 juin 1994, Toulouse. Actes: S7-3.
12.    Encrenaz, Th., Bézard, B., Crovisier, J., Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Gulkis, S., Atreya, S. ,1994. Observations submillimétriques des planètes: perspectives au sol et dans l’espace. Colloque National de Planétologie, 13-16 juin 1994, Toulouse. Actes: S3-6
13.    Graner, G., Arié, E., Coustenis, A., B. Bézard, B., Encrenaz, Th., 1994. Spectres infrarouges du propyne et du propynenitrile pour la simulation des spectres de Titan. Colloque National de Planétologie, 13-16 juin 1994, Toulouse. Actes: S8-11.
14.    Arié, E., Bézard, B., Blanquet, G., Coustenis, A., T. Encrenaz, T., Fayt, A., Graner, G., Johns, J.W.C., Mbosei, L., Walrand, J., 1994. Laboratory infrared spectroscopy of molecules detected in the Titan atmosphere. Proceedings of the Workshop on “Laboratory and Astronomical High-Resolution Spectra”. Bruxelles (Belgique), 27 août-2 septembre.
15.    Combes, M., Vapillon, L., Gendron, E., Coustenis, A., Lai, O., 1996. 2-micron images of Titan by means of adaptive optics. The Messenger 83, 40-42.
16.    Coustenis, A., Schneider, J., Bockelée-Morvan, D., Rauer, H., Wittemberg, R., Chassefière, E., Greene, T., Penny, A., Guillot, T., 1997. Spectroscopy of 51 Peg B: Search for atmospheric signatures. Proceedings for the Colloquium « Planets beyond the Solar System and the next generation of space missions », Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 16-18 octobre 1996, A. S. P. Conf. Series, D. Soderblom, Ed., 119, 105-109.
17.    Coustenis, A., Encrenaz, Th., Salama, A. , Lellouch, E., Gautier, D., Kessler, M. F.,. De Graauw, Th.,  Samuelson, R. E., Bjoraker, G., Orton, G., 1997. ISO observations of Titan with SWS/Grating. First ISO Workshop on Analytical Spectroscopy, ESA-SP – 419, 255-258.
18.    Fulchignoni, M., et al. 1997. The Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR) Aboard Huygens. ESA-SP – 1177, 109-138.
19.    Tomasko, M. G., et al. 1997. The Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI). ESA-SP – 1177, 163-176.
20.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th. De Graauw, Th., Bjoraker, G., Samuelson, R. E., Kessler, M. F., Feuchtgruber, H., Gautier, D., Gorton, G., 1998. Composition chimique et vapeur d’eau dans l’atmosphère de Titan à partir de ISO. Proceedings du Colloque National de Planétologie, Grenoble, 14-17 septembre. Actes:S4-11.
21.    Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., Schmitt, B., Mckay, C. P., Combes, M., Vapillon, L., Gendron, E., Maillard, J.-P., Rannou, P., Cabane, M. 1998. Observations au sol de la surface de Titan. Proceedings du Colloque National de Planétologie, Grenoble, 14-17 septembre. Actes: S1-17, S1-18.
22.    Coustenis, A., Schneider, J., Penny, A., Chassefière, E., Guillot, T., Bockelée-Morvan, D., 1998. Observations de l’atmosphère évaporée autour de 51 Peg B. Proceedings du Colloque National de Planétologie, Grenoble, 14-17 septembre. Actes: S11-14.
23.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., de Graauw, Th., Bjoraker, G., Samuelson, R.E., Gautier, D., Feuchtgruber, H., Kessler, M.F., Orton, G., 1999. Detection of water vapour and atmospheric structure on Titan from ISO observations. Proceedings of the ISO Workshop « The Universe seen by ISO », Paris, 20-23 octobre 1998, ESA SP 427, 157-159.
24.    Feuchtgruber, H., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., Bézard, B., Coustenis, A., Drossart, P., Salama, A., de Graauw, Th., Davis, G. R., 1999. Oxygen sources in the stratospheres of the giant planets and Titan. Proceedings of the ISO Workshop « The Universe seen by ISO », Paris, 20-23 octobre 1998, ESA-SP 427, 133-136.
25.    Coustenis, A., 2001 Titan: an Exobiotic Environment in our Solar System. In « The bridge between the big bang and biology : stars, planetary systems, atmospheres, volcanoes : their link to life ». International workshop, Stromboli, Italy, September 13-17, 1999 Rome: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 2001, Edited by Franco Giovanelli, p.238
26.    Coustenis, A., Schmitt, B., Khanna, R., Trotta, F., 1999. A study of possible condensates in Titan’s stratosphere. Proc. 24th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, La Haye, 20-24 avril, Geoph. Res. Abstracts, Vol 1, Num: 3, p. 708.
27.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., Schulz, B., Feuchtgruber, H., Gautier, D., Ott, O., De Graauw, Th., Kessler, M.F., 2000. ISO spectroscopy of Titan. Proceedings of the ISO Workshop « ISO Beyond the Peaks », Villafranca, Espagne, 2-4 Fevrier, ESA SP 456, 17-21.
28.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Schulz, B., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., Ott, S., Kessler, M. F., Feuchtgruber, H., De Graauw, Th., 2001. Past and future space observations of Titan in the infrared and submm ranges: ISO, Cassini and FIRST. Proceedings of “The promise of FIRST” Symposium, 12-15 Décembre 2000, Tolède, Espagne, ESA SP 460.
29.    Bjoraker, G. L., Coustenis, A., Gierasch, P., Hammel, H., Ingersoll, A., Lunine, J., Rages, K., Yelle, R., Atreya, A., Beebe, R., Baines, K., Bolton, S., Edgington, S., Friedson, A. J., Orton, G., 2001. Exploration of the Outer Planets. ASP Conference Series, Vol. CS-272. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2003-2013”. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”, Mark V. Sykes, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA Eds.
30.    Huestis, D. L., Atreya, S. K., Bolton, S. J., Bougher, S. W., Coustenis, A., Edgington, S. G., A., Friedson, J., Griffith, C. A.., Guberman, S. L., Hammel, H. B., Lunine, J I., Mendillo, M., Moses, J., Mueller-Wodarg, I., Orton, G. S.,Rages, K. A., Slanger, T. G., Titov, D. V., Yelle, R.,  2001. Comparative Understanding Of Planetary Atmospheres. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2003-2013. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”, Asp Conference Series, Vol. Cs-272. Mark V. Sykes, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA Eds.
31.    Iro, N., Coustenis, A., Moutou, C., Lajous, N., Mayor, M., Queloz, D., 2004. Search for exospheric signatures from transiting planets. Proceedings of « XIX IAP Colloquium : Extrasolar planets : today and tomorrow », IAP, Paris, 30 Juin-4 Juillet 2003, ASP Conference Series 321, 209I.
32.    Iro, N., Coustenis, A., Moutou, C., Mayor, M., Queloz, D., 2005. Search for exospheric signatures from the atmosphere of HD209458. Proceedings of Colloquium  « Tenth anniversary of 51 Peg-b : status of and prospects for hot Jupiter studies », OHP, France, 22-26 août, sous presse.
33.    Coustenis, A., Iro, N., Moutou, C., Mayor, M., Queloz, D., 2006. Atmospheric signatures by transit of HD209458 with VLT/UVES. Proceedings of «  IAUC200 Colloquium: Direct imaging of exoplanets : science and techniques », C. Aimé and F. Vakili Eds, Nice, France, 3-7 octobre, Cambridge University Press, 171-174.
34.    Hartung, M., Dumas, C., Herbst, T., Coustenis, A., Hirtzig, M., Adamkovics, M., Eisenhauer, F., deBergh, C., Barucci, A., 2006. Solar System objects with the NACO Fabry-Pérot and SINGONI. Proceedings of the ESO Workshop on Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy, Garching, Allemagne, 10-14 October 2005. In Springer-Verlag series “ESO Astrophysics Symposia”, M. Kissler-Patig, M.M. Roth and J.R. Walsh, Eds.
35.    Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Drossart, P., Negrao, A., Combes, M., Lai, O., Rannou, P., Hartung, M., 2006. Titan in the infrared with adaptive optics : an overview. VIRA Proceedings.
36.    Boudon, V., Champion, J.-P., Gabard, T., Loëte, M., Coustenis, A., deBergh, C., Bézard, B., Lellouch, E., Drossart, P., Negrão, A., Hirtzig, M., Griffith, C., 2008. Le methane dans l’atmosphère de Titan: de la spectroscopie fondamentale à la planétologie. Reflets de la Physique 11, 13-16. Publications de L’université de Bourgogne, Journal de la Société Française de Physique.
37.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., 2009. La sonde Huygens explore Titan. Images de la Physique 2008, 40-47.
38.    Boudon, V., Champion, J.-P., Gabard, T., Loëte, M., Coustenis, A., deBergh, C., Bézard, B., Lellouch, E., Drossart, P., Negrão, A., Hirtzig, M., Griffith, C., 2009. Methane in Titan’s atmosphere: from fundamental spectroscopy to planetology. Europhysics News 40/4, 17-20.
39.    Coustenis, A., et 77 co-auteurs, 2009. Future in situ balloon exploration of Titan’s atmosphere and surface. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2013-2023. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”
40.    Nixon, C. A., Coustenis, A., Lunine, J., Lorenz, R., et 49 co-auteurs., 2009. Titan’s greenhouse effect and climate: lessons from the Earth’s coller cousin. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2013-2023. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”
41.    Baines, K. H., Coustenis, A., Lebreton, J.-P., Matson, D., 2009. International cooperation / leverage and synergy. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2013-2023. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”
42.    Atkinson, D. H., Atreya, S., Balint, T., Colaprete, T., Coustenis, A.,  Spilker, T., Spilker, L., Cuzzi, J., Reh, K., Frampton, R., Vankatapathy, E., et 45 co-auteurs, 2009. Entry probe mission to the Giant Planets. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2013-2023. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”
43.    Yelle, R. V., Hörst, S., Allen, M., Atreya, S. K., Bampasidis, G., Bar-Nun, A., Beauchamp, P., Cabane, M., Capria, M-T., Carlson, R., Carrasco, N., Coates, A., Cooper, J., Combes, M., Cottin, H., Coustenis, A., et plusieurs co-auteurs, 2009. Prebiotic chemistry on Titan. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2013-2023. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”
44.    Allen, M., Anderson, C., Friedson, A. J., Kalogerakis, K., Lorenz, R., Lunine, J., Neish, C., Nixon, C., Coustenis, A., et plusieurs autres co-auteurs, 2009. Titan astrobiology. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2013-2023. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”
45.    Hurford, T. A., et plusieurs co-auteurs, 2009. The case for an Enceladus New Frontiers mission. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2013-2023. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”
46.    Lunine, J., Coustenis, A., et plusieurs autres auteurs, 2009. The science of Titan and its future exploration. In “The Future Of Solar System Exploration 2013-2023. Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey”
47.    Coustenis, A., Lebreton, J.-P., Matson, D., 2010. Marking the Fifth Anniversary of the Landing on Titan. EOS 91, 215.
48.    Baker, A., Brown, B., Conley, C., Coustenis, A., et 17 co-auteurs, 2010. COSPAR Report. Rummel, J., Raulin, F., and Ehrenfreund, P. eds. 2010. COSPAR Workshop on Planetary Protection for Titan and Ganymede. COSPAR, Paris, 29 pages.
49.    Boudon, V.,  Gabard, T., Pirali, O., Roy, P., Brubach, J.-B., Manceron, L., Vander Auwera, J., Coustenis, A., Lellouch, E., 2010. Le spectre infrarouge lointain du méthane dans l’atmosphère de Titan. Actualité Chimique no 356-357, 97-99.
50.    Moussas, X., Bampasidis, G., Coustenis, A., and 73 co-authors, 2010. The Gears Of The Antikythera Mechanism: An Educational Pathfinder To The Solar System.
51.    Coustenis, A., Hirtzig, M., Bampasidis, G., Solomonidou, A., Bratsolis, E., Kyriakopoulos, K., Moussas, X., Preka-Papadema, P., 2011. Exploring the satellites of the outer planets with in situ elements. Proceedings of the International Conference on Space Technology, 15-17 Septembre, Athènes, Grèce.
52.    Bampasidis, G., Solomonidou, A., Bratsolis, E., Kyriakopoulos, K., Moussas, X., Preka-Papadema, P., Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., 2011. Seismometers on the Satellites of the Outer Solar System. Proceedings of the International Conference on Space Technology, 15-17 Septembre, Athènes, Grèce.
53.    Bampasidis, G., Solomonidou, A., Bratsolis, E., Kyriakopoulos, K., Moussas, X., Preka-Papadema, P., Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., 2011. Sounding the interior of Titan’s lakes by using Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Proceedings of the International Conference on Space Technology, 15-17 Septembre, Athènes, Grèce.
54.    McNutt, R. L., Jr, Coustenis, A., 2012. Exploration of the Solar System : fact and fancy. 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy, 1-5 October, IAC-12-D3.1.7.
55.    Swinyard, B., Tinetti, G., Eccleston, P, Adriani, A., Beaulieu, J-P., Belenguer Davila, T., Bowles, N., Bryson, I., Coudé du Foresto, V., Ferlet, M., Hartogh, P., Lagage, P.-O., Lim, T., Malaguti, G., López-Morales, M., Micela, G., Morgante, G., Nørgaard-Nielsen, H.-U., Ollivier, M., Pace, E., Pascale, E., Piccioni, G., Ramos Zapata, G., Reess, J.-M., Ribas, I., Sozzetti, A., Tennyson, J., Tessenyi, M., Swain, M., R., Winter, B., Waldmann, I., Wright, G., Zapatero Osorio, M.-R., Coustenis, A., 2012. An integrated payload design for the Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory (EChO). Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 8442, id. 84421G-84421G-14 (2012)
56.    Tobie
57.    Mousis
58.    Mitri

Invited/Keynote lectures at international meetings
1.    Coustenis, A., 1990. Titan’s atmosphere from the Voyager Infrared Observations: parallels and differences with the primitive Earth. Bioastronomy ‘90, Val Cenis, Savoie, 18-23 juin.
2.    Coustenis, A., 1994. The atmosphere of Titan from infrared observations. RAS/EAS European and National Astronomy Meeting (ENAM94). Edinburgh, U.K., avril 5-8.
3.    Coustenis, A., 1996. Titan’s atmosphere and surface from infrared spectroscopy and imagery. 31st COSPAR Assembly, Birmingham, UK, 14-21 Juillet.
4.    Combes, M., Coustenis, A., 1997. Titan’s surface from adaptive optics imaging. 22nd General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Vienne, 21-25 avril.
5.    Fulchignoni, M., Angrilli, F., Bar-Nun, A., Barucci, A., Bianchini, G., Blix, T., Borucki, W., Coradini, M., Coustenis, A., et al. 1997. The HASI experiment investigation in Titan’s environment. 22nd General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Vienne, 21-25 avril.
6.    Coustenis, A., 1997. Comparative planetology of the surfaces and atmospheres of the Saturnian satellites. IAPSO and IAMAS Symposia, Melbourne, Australie, 2 juillet.
7.    Coustenis, A., 1997. Titan’s atmosphere and surface from near-IR spectra and images. JENAM97, Thessalonique, Grèce, 4 juillet.
8.    Coustenis, A., Encrenaz, Th., Salama, A. , Lellouch, E., Gautier, D., Kessler, M. F., de Graauw, Th., Samuelson, R. E., Bjoraker, G. L., Orton, G., Wittemberg, R., 1998. Titan thermal emission from ISO observations. 23d General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice, 20-24 avril.
9.    Coustenis, A., Encrenaz, Th., Salama, A. , Lellouch, E., Gautier, D., Kessler, M. F., de Graauw, Th., Bjoraker, G. L., Samuelson, R. E., Orton, G., Wittemberg, R., Feuchtgruber, H., 1998. ISO observations and detection of water on Titan. Colloque « The Jovian System after Galileo, the Saturnian System before Cassini-Huygens ». Nantes, 11-15 mai.
10.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th. de Graauw, Th., Bjoraker, G. L., Samuelson, R. E., Gautier, Feuchtgruber, H.D., Kessler, M. F., Orton, G., 1998. Titan’s atmosphere from ISO observations: Temperature, composition, and detection of water vapor. 30th Annual DPS Meeting, Madison, Winsconsin (USA), 11-16 octobre, B.A.A.S. 30, p 1060.
11.    Feuchtgruber, H., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., Bézard, B., Coustenis, A., Drossart, P., De Graauw, Th., Davis, G. R., 1998. Oxygen sources in the stratospheres of the giant planets and Titan. Colloque « The Universe seen by ISO ». Paris, 20-23 octobre.
12.    Coustenis, A., Schmitt, B., Khanna, R., Trotta, F., 1999. A study of possible condensates in Titan’s stratosphere. 24th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, La Haye, 20-24 avril.
13.    Coustenis, A., 1999. Titan’s atmosphere from ISO observations. Colloque IUGG 99, Birmingham, Angleterre, 18-30 juillet.
14.    Coustenis, A., 1999. Titan’s atmosphere and surface from recent space and ground-based observations. Workshop The bridge between the Big Bang and Biology, Stromboli, Italie, 12-19 septembre.
15.    Coustenis, A.,Gendron, E., Lai, O., Schmitt, B., Combes, M., Veran, J-P., Lellouch, E., Vapillon, L., Rannou, P., Cabane, M., Mckay, C., Maillard, J-P., Fusco Th., 2000. Titan’s surface from spectra and images. 25th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice, 25-29 avril.
16.    Coustenis, A., 2000. Titan: an exobiotic environment in our Solar System. 2000 Gordon Research Conferences on the Origin of Life, Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA, 9-14 juillet.
17.    Coustenis, A., Schmitt, B., Lellouch, E., Gendron, E., Lai, O., Veran, J-P., Combes, M., Rannou, P., Maillard, J-P., Mckay, C., Cabane, M., Fusco Th., Vapillon, L., Raynaud, E., Woillez, J., 2000. Titan’s surface from ground-based observations. COSPAR, Varsovie, Pologne, 16-23 juillet.
18.    Coustenis, A., 2000. Recent results from ISO Solar System studies: satellites. COSPAR, Varsovie, Pologne, 16-23 juillet.
19.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., Feuchtgruber, H., De Graauw, Th., Gautier, D., Kessler, M. F., 2000. High-resolution observations of Titan with ISO. COSPAR, Varsovie, Pologne, 16-23 juillet.
20.    Coustenis, A., 2000. Titan’s surface from adaptive optics at the CFHT. 24th IAU General Assembly, 7-18 Août, Manchester, UK.
21.    Coustenis, A., 2001. Latest advances in planetary atmospheres and Titan. Second Granada Workshop on “The evolving Sun and its influence on planetary environments”, Granada, Espagne, 18-20 juin.
22.    Coustenis, A., 2002. Titan’s exobiotical atmosphere: recent revelations. 10th ISSOL Meeting/ 13th international conference on the origin of life, Oaxaca, Mexico, 30 juin 30 – 5 juillet.
23.    Coustenis, A., 2003. Exploring the solar system : any (exo)friendly places ?. Colloque Inaugural du Centro del Astrobiologia de Madrid. 13-17 janvier.
24.    Gendron, E., Combes, M., Coustenis, A., Drossart, P., Lacombe, F., Rouan, D., Hirtzig, M., The Naos Team, 2003. Titan’s disk resolved with the Nasmyth adaptive optics system (NAOS) at the ESO/VLT. 28th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice, 7-11 avril.
25.    Coustenis, A.,2003. New results on atmospheric and surface features on Titan. IUGG/IAMAS 2003, Sapporo, Japon, 30 Juin-11 juillet.
26.    Coustenis, A., Hirtzig, M., Gendron, E., Lai, O., Combes, M., Lellouch, E., Rannou, P., Drossart, P., 2003. New adaptive optics images of Titan with CFHT/PUEO: disk-resolved description of atmospheric and surface features. IUGG/IAMAS 2003, Sapporo, Japon, 30 Juin-11 juillet.
27.    Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Hirtzig, M., Combes, M., Lai, O., Negrao, A., Rannou, P., Emsellem, E., Rousset-Pecontal, A., 2004. Hints on Titan’s atmosphere and surface from adaptive optics imaging. Titan lower atmosphere and surface Conference. Paris, France, 5-6 janvier.
28.    Coustenis, A., Salama, A., Schulz, B., Ott, S., Lellouch, E., Encrenaz, Th., Bézard, B., Gautier, D., A. Marten, A., 2004. The mid-infrared spectrum of Titan. Titan Aeronomy Conference. Paris, France, 7-9 janvier.
29.    Coustenis, A., 2004. Titan’s atmosphere and surface from imaging and spectroscopy in the past decade. Conférence sur “Titan: From discovery to Encounter”, ESA/ESTEC, Noorwijk, Hollande, 13-17 avril .
30.    Coustenis, A., Drossart, P., Gendron, E., Hirtzig, M., Combes, M., Lai, O., Rannou, P., Negrao, A., 2004. CFHT and VLT adaptive optics images : what does Titan look like just before Cassini?  29th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice, 25-30 avril.
31.    Hirtzig, M., A. Coustenis, A., Lai, O., Emsellem, E., Pecontal-Rousset, A., Rannou, P., Negrao, A., Schmitt, B., 2004. Near-infrared study of Titan’s resolved disk in spectro-imaging with CFHT/OASIS. 29th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice, 25-30 avril.
32.    Coustenis, A., 2004. What can Titan teach us about the early Earth? XVIèmes rencontres de Blois, Blois, France, 24-28 mai.
33.    Coustenis, A., 2004. Titan’s best look before Cassini. 1st Asian-Oceanian Geophysical Society Assembly, Singapour, 5-11 juillet.
34.    Coustenis, A., 2004. Titan’s atmosphere from recent space and Earth observations: Last call before Cassini/Huygens. COSPAR (C3.2) Meeting, Paris, France, 19-24 juillet.
35.    Coustenis, A., 2004. Ground-based glimpses of Titan in the year of the Cassini-Huygens rendez-vous. COSPAR (F3.2) Meeting, Paris, France, 19-24 juillet.
36.    Coustenis, A., 2004. The composition of Titan’s stratosphere from Cassini/CIRS observations. AGU 2004 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-17 Décembre.
37.    Tomasko, M. G., Doose, L. R., Rizk, B., Smith, P. H., See, C., Bushroe, M., McFarlane, L., Engel, S., Eibl, A., Karkoschka, E., Prout, M., Dafoe, L. E., West, R. A., Soderblom, L. A., Archinal, B. A., Keller, U., Schroeder, S., Kuppers, M., Bézard, B., Lellouch, E., Coustenis, A., Debergh, C., Combes, M., Schmitt, B., Douté, S., Thomas, N., Gliem, F., Lemmon, M. T., 2005. First Results from the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR) Experiment on the Huygens Entry Probe of Titan. 36th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 14-18, 2005, in League City, Texas, abstract no.2194.
38.    Fulchignoni, M., Angrilli, F., Barnun, A., Barucci, M. A., Bianchini, G., Borucki, W., Coradini, M., Coustenis, A., Falkner, P., Ferri, F., Flamini, E., Grard, R., Hamelin, M., Harri, A.-M., Leppelmeier, G., Lopez-Moreno, J., McDonnell, A., McKay, C., Neubauer, F., Pedersen, A., Picardi, G., Pirronello, V., Rodrigo, R., Schwingenschuh, K., Svedhem, H., Zarnecki, J., 2005. Physical Characterization of Titan Atmosphere by the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI). 36th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 14-18, 2005, in League City, Texas, abstract no.2104
39.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., Fouchet, Th., Conrath, B., Achterberg, R., Bjoraker, G., Flasar, M., Jennings, D., Nixon, C., Romani, P., The CIRS Investigation Team, 2005. Stratospheric composition of Titan from Cassini/CIRS observations. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
40.    Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Drossart, P., Combes, M., Hartung, M., Emsellem, E., Pecontal-Rousset, A., Negrão, A., 2005. Titan Observations at the Time of the Huygens Descent with the VLT. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
41.    Tomasko, M., and the DISR Team, 2005. DISR initial results. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
42.    Fulchignoni, M., Ferri, F., Colombatti, G., Zarnecki, J. C., Harri, A.-M., Grard, R., and the HASI Team, 2005. First results of the characteristics of Titan’s atmosphere by the Huygens atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI) measurements. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
43.    Flasar, F. M., and the CIRS Investigation Team, 2005. Exploration of Saturn, its rings, and its moons with the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS). EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
44.    Irwin, P., Teanby, N., Fletcher, L., de Kok, R., Calcutt, S., Read, P., Taylor, F., and the CIRS Investigation Team, 2005. Retrieval of atmospheric properties of Saturn and Titan from Cassini CIRS spectra. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
45.    Coustenis, A., Ferri, F., Colombatti, G., Fulchignoni, M., Barucci, A., Conrath, B. J., Flasar, F. M., Achterberg, R., Nixon, C., Zarnecki, J., HASI Investigation Team, CIRS Investigation Team, 2005. Titan’s temperature profile from the ground to the mesosphere from Cassini-Huygens CIRS and HASI measurements. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
46.    Lavvas, P., Vardavas, I., Coustenis, A., Papamastorakis, I., 2005. Modeling the atmospheric and haze vertical structure of Titan using a radiative/convective-photochemical-microphysical model. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
47.    Flasar, F. M., Achterberg, R. K., Conrath, B. J., Gierasch, P. J., and the CIRS Investigation Team, 2005. Titan’s dynamic meteorology : new perspectives after early Cassini CIRS observations. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
48.    Ferri, F., Colombatti, G., Fulchignoni, M., Coustenis, A., Yelle, R., Sicardy, B., the HASI Team, 2005. Titan’s atmospheric structure from HASI temperature measurements. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
49.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., Fouchet, Th., Conrath, B. J., Achterberg, R., Bjoraker, G., Flasar, F. M., Jennings, D., Nixon, C., the CIRS Investigation Team, 2005. Stratospheric composition of Titan from Cassini/CIRS observations. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 24-29 avril.
50.    Coustenis, A., Tomasko, M., Doose, L., Bushroe, M., Rizk, B., Soderblom, L., Smith, P., Bézard, B., Combes, M., Lellouch, E., Negrao, A., de Bergh, C., Schmitt, B., Douté, S., the DISR Investigation Team, 2005. Recent results with Cassini-Huygens DISR. AOGS 2nd Annual Meeting, Singapour, 20-24 juin.
51.    Coustenis, A., Schmitt, B., Douté, S., 2005. Ices on Titan after the Cassini-Huygens mission. AOGS 2nd Annual Meeting, Singapour, 20-24 juin.
52.    Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., Flasar, M., Kunde, V., Bjoraker, G., Nixon, C., Conrath, B., Achterberg, R., Lellouch, E., Marten, A., Courtin, R., Fouchet, Th., Jennings,  D., Romani, P., Samuelson, R., The CIRS Investigation Team, 2005. Titan’s atmosphere from Cassini/CIRS observations. AOGS 2nd Annual Meeting, Singapour, 20-24 juin.
53.    Coustenis, A., 2005. Titan’s chemical composition from Cassini-Huygens measurements. JENAM 2005, Liège, Belgique, 3-7 juillet.
54.    Coustenis, A., 2005. Titan and the Earth: comparisons in view of the recent Cassini-Huygens observations. IAMAS 2005, Pékin, Chine, 2-11 août.
55.    Coustenis, A., 2005. the CIRS Investigation Team, Modeling Titan’s stratosphere from Cassini/CIRS observations. IAMAS 2005, Pékin, Chine, 2-11 août.
56.    Coustenis, A., the DISR Investigation Team, 2005. Recent results on Titan’s lower atmosphere from Huygens-DISR measurements. IAMAS 2005, Pékin, Chine, 2-11 août.
57.    Coustenis, A., Achterberg, R., Conrath, B., Jennings, D., Marten, A., Gautier, D., Bjoraker, G., Nixon, C., Romani, P., Carlson, R., Flasar, M., Samuelson, R. E., Teanby, N., Irwin, P., Bézard, The CIRS Investigation Team, 2006. Stratospheric composition of Titan from Cassini/CIRS observations. EGU General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 2-7 avril.
58.    Coustenis, A., Bénilan, Y., Jolly, A., Negrão, A., 2006, Spectroscopic needs for Titan’s characterization. EGU 31st General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 2-7 avril.
59.    Hirtzig, M., Coustenis, A., Gendron, E., Drossart, P., Negrão, A., Combes, M., Lai, O., Rannou, P., Hartung, M., Luz, D., Lebonnois, S., 2006. Monitoring atmospheric phenomena on Titan. EGU 31st  General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 2-7 avril.
60.    Ferri, F., Coustenis, A., Marten, A., Colombatti, G., Fulchignoni, M., Flasar, F., 2006, Titan’s atmospheric temperature profile from Cassini – Huygens ASI and CIRS measurements. EGU 31st General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 2-7 avril.
61.    Coustenis, A., 2006, Titan atmospheric composition from space investigations. AOGS 3d Annual Meeting, Singapour, 10-14 juillet.
62.    Coustenis, A., 2006, Titan atmospheric composition. COSPAR Symposium C3.1, Pékin, Chine, 16-23 juillet.
63.    Coustenis, A., 2006, The Composition of Titan’s Atmosphere from Remote Sensing Measurements. COSPAR Symposium C4.4, Pékin, Chine, 16-23 juillet.
64.    Coustenis, A., 2006, Catalogue of IR and Raman spectra of gas CH4 and other molecules’ coefficients, organics, minerals and ices. European Planetary Science Congress, Berlin, Allemagne, 18-22 Septembre.
65.    Coustenis, A., 2006, Nitrogen compounds in Titan’s stratosphere. European Planetary Science Congress, Berlin, Allemagne, 18-22 Septembre.
66.    Coustenis, A., 2006, Dating planetary surfaces from cratering processes: formation of the solar system. European Planetary Science Congress, Berlin, Allemagne, 18-22 Septembre.
67.    Coustenis, A., 2006, Definition and archiving of ground-based observations in support of space missions. European Planetary Science Congress, Berlin, Allemagne, 18-22 Septembre.
68.    Coustenis, A., 2006. Titan and the Cassini-Huygens mission. Conférence Invitée/Prix. The 2006 Harold Jeffreys Royal Astronomical Society Prize Lecture, Royal Astronomical Society, 10 Novembre.
69.    Coustenis, A., Jennings, D., Jolly, A., Bénilan, Y., Gautier, D., Nixon, C., Flasar, M., Acherberg, R., Conrath, B., Vinatier, S., Romani, P., Bjoraker, G., 2007.  Titan’s stratospheric composition. EGU 32nd General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 15-20 avril.
70.    Hirtzig, M, Rodriguez, S, leMouélic, S, Sotin, C, Coustenis, A, Drossart, P, Combes, M, Gendron, E, Lai, O., 2007. Monitoring Titan’s atmospheric dynamical activity during the last decade. EGU 32nd General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 15-20 avril.
71.    Waite, J. H., Young, D. T., Coates, A., Yelle, R. V., Crary, F., Cravens, T. E., Vuitton, V.,  Kasprzak, W. T.,  Shemansky,  D., Coustenis, A.,  Anicich, V.,  2007. Organic chemistry at Titan. EGU 32nd General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 15-20 avril.
72.     Atreya, S., Bolton, S., Coustenis, A., Gautier, D., Guillot, T., Mahaffy, P., Marty, B., Owen, T. 2007. Formation of giant planets and their atmospheres: entry probes into Saturn and beyond. 5th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW5), Bordeaux, France, 25-29 Juin 2007.
73.    Spilker, T., Coustenis, A. 2007. Mission conepts for Titan exploration. 5th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW5), Bordeaux, France, 25-29 Juin 2007.
74.    Coustenis, A., Jennings, D., Jolly, A., Bénilan, Y., Gautier, D., Nixon, C., Flasar, M., Acherberg, R., Conrath, B., Vinatier, S., Romani, P., Bjoraker, G., 2007.  The stratospheric chemical composition of Titan. IAMAS/IUGG General Assembly, Pérouse, Italie, 2-13 juillet.
75.    Hirtzig, M., Rodriguez, S., le Mouélic, S., Sotin, C., Coustenis, A., Drossart, P., Combes, M., Gendron, E., Lai, O., Rannou, P., 2007. Monitoring Titan’s cloud activity during the last decade from Earth-based instruments and in-situ observations by Cassini. IAMAS/IUGG General Assembly, Pérouse, Italie, 2-13 juillet.
76.    Coustenis, A., Jennings, D., Jolly, A., Bénilan, Y., Gautier, D., Nixon, C., Flasar, M., Acherberg, R., Conrath, B., Vinatier, S., Romani, P., Bjoraker, G., 2007.  Titan’s stratospheric composition with Cassini/CIRS. AOGS 4th General Assembly, Bangkok, Thailande, 30 Juillet-3 août.
77.    Li, J., Liu, X., Coustenis, A., 2007. A portable Planetary General Circulation Model (PGCM) and its preliminary simulation on Titan. AOGS 4th General Assembly, Bangkok, Thailande, 30 Juillet-3 août.
78.    Coustenis, A., Jennings, D., Jolly, A., Bénilan, Y., Vinatier, S., Nixon, C., Gautier, D., Bjoraker, G., Romani, P., Flasar, M., 2007. Titan’s neutral atmospheric composition. European Planetary Science Conference #2, Potsdam, Allemagne, 20-24 août.
79.    Coustenis, A., the TandEM Consortium, 2007. The composition of Titan’s atmosphere and future missions. AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 10-14 Décembre.
80.    Coustenis, A., the TandEM Consortium, 2008. Exploring Titan and Enceladus for their Astrobiological potentials. Gordon Research Conference, Origin Of Life, January 20-24, Ventura, California, USA.
81.    Coustenis, A., 2008. Titan: an Earth-analogue satellite. AAAS Symposium, “What is a planet?”, 14-18 Février, Boston, USA.
82.    Coustenis, A., Lebreton, J-P., the TandEM Consortium. 2008. ESA’s CV Titan and Enceladus mission (TandEM). EGU 33d General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 13-18 Avril.
83.    Coustenis, A., the CIRS Investigation Team, the TandEM Consortium. 2008. Titan’s chemical composition from current and future exploration. EGU 33d General Assembly, Vienne, Autriche, 13-18 Avril.
84.    Coustenis, A., Lebreton, J-P., the TandEM Consortium. 2008. TandEM: Titan and Enceladus mission. AOGS 4th General Assembly, Busan, Corée, 16-20 Juin.
85.    Coustenis, A., Lebreton, J-P., the TandEM Consortium. 2008. Exploration of Titan and Enceladus: European plans. 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Montreal, Canada, 13-20 Juillet.
86.    Coustenis, A., the CIRS investigation team. 2008. The composition of Titan’s atmosphere from Cassini/CIRS and future space missions to Titan. 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Montreal, Canada, 13-20 Juillet.
87.    Coustenis, A., 2008. Titan: exploring an Earth-analogue. XV International Conference on the Origin of Life (ISSOL), Florence, Italie, 24-29 Août.
88.    Coustenis, A., 2009. The Titan Saturn System Mission. Royal Astronomical Society Discussion Meetings, Londres, UK, 13 Février.
89.    Coustenis, A., 2009. Titan’s chemical stratospheric composition from current and future observations and modeling. 3d Titan Chemistry Workshop. Porto Rico, 25-28 Février.
90.    Lebreton, J.-P., Niebur, C., Cutts, J., Falkner, P., Greeley, R., Lunine, J., Blanc, M., Coustenis, A., Pappalardo, R. T., Matson, D. L., Clark, K., Reh, K., Stankov, A., Erd, C., Beauchamp, P., 2009. Joint NASA-ESA Outer Planet Mission Study Overview. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 23-27 Mars.
91.    Coustenis, A., 2009. The exploration of the Saturnian System : from Cassini-Huygens and beyond. First Annual Symposium of Planetary Exploration. Planetary Exploration Research Center (PERC), Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan, 22-23 Mai.
92.    Coustenis, A., 2009. The astrobiological potential of Titan and Enceladus. AOGS 5th General Assembly, Singapour, 11-15 août.
93.    Li, J., Liu, D., Coustenis, A., Liu, X., 2009. New Parameterization in the Planetary General Circulation Model (PGCM) and Its Application to Simulation of Seasonal Variation of Titan’s Circulation. AOGS 5th General Assembly, Singapour, 11-15 août.
94.    Coustenis, A., Jennings, D., Nixon, C., Achterberg, R., Vinatier, S., Bjoraker, G., Lavvas, P., Teanby, N., Romani, P., Flasar, M., 2009. Chemical variations modeled in Titan’s stratosphere. AOGS 5th General Assembly, Singapour, 11-15 août.
95.    Reh, K., Beauchamp, P., Coustenis, A., Lebreton, J.-P., Lunine, J., Matson, D., Erd, Ch., 2009. Future Titan Saturn System mission. AOGS 5th General Assembly, Singapour, 11-15 août.
96.    Coustenis, A., 2009. Titan and Enceladus: astrobiological analogs with Earth. Study Week on Astrobiology, Vatican, Rome, 6-11 Novembre.
97.    Strobel, D., Coustenis, A., 2010. The Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI): The Vertical Distributions of Density, Pressure, and Temperature in Titan’s Atmosphere. Cassini-Huygens Project: Legacy and future Titan exploration Workshop, Barcelone, Espagne, 13-15 Janvier.
98.    Coustenis, A., 2010. Exploration of Titan and the Saturnian system. Astrophysics Colloquium at UCL, Londres, 1 Mars.
99.    Coustenis, A., 2010. Organic chemistry and aerosols on Titan and the giant planets. Workshop on “Molecular Complexes in our Atmosphere and Beyond”. Bruxelles, 20-23 Avril.
100.    Atreya, S. K., Bolton, S., Coradini, A., Coustenis, A., Encrenaz, T., Guillot, T., Mahaffy, P. R., Niemann, H. B., Owen, T. C., 2010. The unique but critical science of the outer planets possible only with entry probes. EGU Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2-7 Mai.
101.    Jaumann, R., Coustenis, A., Stephan, K., Schmitz, N., Lorenz, R., Gowen, R., Erd, Ch., Lebreton, J.-P., Prieto-Ballesteros, O., Raulin, F., Sohl, F., Tortora, P., Tobie, G., Pike, J., Floury, N., Brown, B., Soderblom, J., 2010. Scientific objectives and engineering constraints of future Titan landing sites. International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-7), Barcelone, Espagne, 14-18 Juin.
102.    Reh, K., Elliott, J., Spilker, T., Vargas, A., Erd, Ch., Lunine, J., Lebreton, J.-P., Coustenis, A., Matson, D., 2010. Future multi-probe mission to Titan and Enceladus. International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-7), Barcelone, Espagne, 14-18 Juin.
103.    Coustenis, A., 2010. Titan’s Neutral Atmospheric Chemistry from the Astronomical Point of View. HITRAN International Conference. Cambridge, MA, 16-18 Juin.
104.    Coustenis, A., 2010. Titan and Enceladus: astrobiological analogs with Earth. AOGS 6th General Assembly, Hyderabad, India, 5-9 Juillet.
105.    Atreya, S., Bolton, S., Coradini, A., Coustenis, A., Encrenaz, Th., Guillot, T., Mahaffy, P., Niemann, H., Owen, T., 2010. Formation of the Giant Planets and their Atmospheres: The Role of Entry probes. AOGS 6th General Assembly, Hyderabad, India, 5-9 Juillet.
106.    Coustenis, A., Bampasidis, Achterberg, R., G., Nixon, C., Jennings, D., Lavvas, P., Vinatier, S., Carlson, R., Flasar, F. M., 2010. Titan’s atmospheric composition. AOGS 6th General Assembly, Hyderabad, India, 5-9 Juillet.
107.    Coustenis, A., 2010. The exploration of Titan and the Saturnian system. Interdisciplinary Lecture. COSPAR Assembly, Breme, Allemagne, 19-23 Juillet.
108.    Coustenis, A., Achterberg, R., Bampasidis, G., Jennings, D., Nixon, C., Vinatier, S., Teanby, N., Carlson, R., Flasar, F. M., 2010. Titan’s atmosphere from Cassini-Huygens. COSPAR Assembly, Breme, Allemagne, 19-23 Juillet.
109.    Coustenis, A., 2010. Scientific and synergistic lessons learned from the Cassini-Huygens mission. COSPAR Assembly, Breme, Allemagne, 19-23 Juillet.
110.    Coustenis, A., Achterberg, R., Bampasidis, G., Jennings, D., Nixon, C., Vinatier, S., Teanby, N., Carlson, R., Flasar, F. M., 2010. Titan’s stratospheric composition. COSPAR Assembly, Breme, Allemagne, 19-23 Juillet.
111.    Coustenis, A., 2010. The exploration of Titan and the Saturnian system. Keynote lecture. Kavli Prize Astronomy week, Astrophysics Symposium. Oslo, 6-8 Septembre.
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Intriguing pair of satellites caught with the eVscope

If you often look at the evening dark sky in a clear area far away from the city, you have probably seen a speck of light which moves with respect to the star, that’s probably a distant satellite that shines because it reflects the light of the sun at high altitude. According to NASA’s Orbital Debris Program office, there are an  about 21,000 large debris (>10 cm) and satellites orbiting around Earth right now, so much more than you can see with your naked eye.

The eVscope is designed to pinpoint and image Deep Sky Objects (nebulae, galaxies), but we have already shown its potential to observe dwarf planet like Pluto, as well as asteroid like Florence. Because the telescope can image targets as faint as those astronomical bodies, we thought that it will also be able to image small satellites and debris as well passing serendipitously in the field of view. This is what happened a few days ago.

Animation made of 8 frames recorded with the eVscope showing the detection of two satellites

Animation made of 8 frames recorded with the eVscope showing the detection of two satellites

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1,500th telescope on our Kickstarter. Thank you!

We have just passed the pledge of our 1,500th telescope on our Kickstarter campaign. With such an amazing number of eVscopes soon to be in operation around the planet, our Campaign Mode and Citizen Science applications will be extraordinary exciting and revolutionary! Your support has brought us to this truly amazing moment, and all we can say is thank you.

After so many questions about planets and requests for additional photos, we felt the need to conduct new observations—and despite bad weather in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, we managed to do it! As you check out these pictures, please keep in mind that what you see through the eVscope’s eyepiece is far more beautiful and mind blowing. The image quality and observing experience there are definitely superior to what you see in these photos.

The eVscope provides truly amazing astronomical views when pointed at nebulae and galaxies. As you can imagine, the Unistellar team has seen lots of targets over the past three months, but we were delighted to see new ones with our eVscope because they are so beautiful and awe-inspiring.

Spiral Galaxy NGC891, for example, is an unforgettable sight in the eyepiece of an eVscope. It’s similar to our Milky Way, but because we see it edge-on, the structures made by the dust and gas are particularly striking.

Picture of the galaxy NGC891 taken with the eVscope from Pourrieres, France. (magnification x100)

Picture of the galaxy NGC891 taken with the eVscope from Pourrieres, France. (magnification x100)

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Is it windblown or not (#2)?

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A Piece of Mars: This 0.93×1.25 km (0.57×0.78 mi) scene shows what I’m starting to think are windblown features. I posted something similar to this once before, from a location not that far from here. In this one region of Mars there are parallel lines cut into the tops of hills. A geologist would first presume they were exposed, tilted layers. But the regularity of their spacing (especially when you zoom in) is a bit unusual, and suggests some sort of self-organization (like windblown ripples). And then the questions begin: why just in this spot on Mars? what’s unusual about the rocks (or the wind) here? I still have no good answers. (HiRISE ESP_052386_1565 NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona)

Overhang

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A Piece of Mars: There’s a fabric of erosion in this 1×1 km (0.62×0.62 mi) scene, with the main wind blowing from lower right to upper left (and if you look carefully you’ll see there’s a second, subtler fabric a bit clockwise from that one). The result is a landscape strewn with streamlined rock called yardangs. The darkest areas are shadows from rock faces scoured by the wind so deeply that they’ve been undermined until there’s overhang. Normally this would lead to collapse features, like rock piles, but you don’t see those here. That’s an indication that the rock here is easily eroded and fine-grained, so that as it’s eroded, it’s simply carried off by the wind. (HiRISE ESP_052384_1800, NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona)

Unistellar Signs Up More Than 1,200 Early-adopters for its Revolutionary eVscope Confirming the Public Interest for Citizen Science Astronomy

Unistellar Signs Up More Than 1,200 Early-adopters for its Revolutionary eVscope Confirming the Public Interest for Citizen Science Astronomy

San Francisco & Marseille, November 9, 2017. Unistellar, a startup that’s committed to restore the joy of night-sky viewing to people all over the globe, is off to a strong start thanks to the massive success of its recent Kickstarter campaign.

The campaign gave supporters the opportunity to order an eVscope, a revolutionary, electronics-based telescope that offers unprecedented views of distant objects in the night sky. The device also allows users to make significant contributions to science by joining observing efforts led by prominent astronomers.

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