Mr Anton Kearsley

Anton at Tswaing crater 2008
  • Electron Probe Microanalyst
  • Science Facilities department
  • Imaging and Analysis Centre
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road


Employment history

2003 - 2008  Electron Probe Microanalyst, NHM 

1992 - 2003  Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

1982 - 1992  Lecturer, Oxford Polytechnic

1978 - 1982  Research Student, University of Cambridge 


1978 BA (1st) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Professional Roles

Fellowships and membership of learned Societies

I am a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and a member of the Meteoritical Society and Geologists' Association.

International Research roles

I was a member of six of the seven preliminary examination sub-teams for the NASA JPL/Caltech Stardust Discovery class mission which collected and returned to Earth the first cometary dust samples. Results from this work were published in Science, December 2006.

I am a member of the Science Council, and leader of the sub-team responsible for preliminary examination of interstellar particles captured on aluminium foils during the orbits of the Stardust mission, prior to return to Earth.

Invited Lectures

I am frequently invited to give presentations of my research work on cometary dust to learned, scientific and public societies and associations.

Analysis Facilities

Analysis Facilities

In the main part of my job, I maintain analytical electron beam instruments and develop analytical and imaging protocols to meet the specific and very diverse needs of individual researchers the Natural History Museum (for example: automated collection of large scale, montaged cathodoluminescence images; selection of lesser-used X-ray spectral intervals for resolution of peak overlaps in complex materials; stereo imagery at low magnification of uncoated samples). I use Alicona MeX software at NHM for the reconstruction of three-dimensional models from SEM images, and collaborate extensively with equipment manufacturers, especially Oxford Instruments and XRT Ltd, feeding back information about performance limits and suggestions for system development and improvement. I foster cross-laboratory and multi-technique links with a large number of organisations, especially for technologies not currently available at NHM, such as: focused ion beam microscopy (FIB); analytical transmission electron microscopy (TEM); secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS); laser Raman spectroscopy, and particle-induced X-ray emission analysis (PIXE). I source, prepare and characterise analogue mineral materials for use worldwide in hypervelocity impact experiments and for inter-laboratory cross-calibration (e.g. for TEM, Raman spectroscopy, SIMS analysis, synchrotron X-ray fluorescence (SXRF) analysis, etc).




My main research interests lie in the analysis and interpretation of mineral materials from a wide range of origin, particularly extraterrestrial sources. Most of my research work is collaborative with American and European space agencies and university departments, and concerns meteorites, dust collected by space-craft, impact processes and their effects upon analysis of mineral materials. I am a frequent lead or co-author of peer-reviewed publications, and I present many research papers at international conferences.

Impacts on Spacecraft PDF (242.5 KB)




Mineralogy and Petrology of Meteorites


Impact Damage to the Hubble Space Telescope

Between 1999 and 2004 I led efforts in the compositional characterisation of impactor origins in post-flight analyses of the damage to solar cells returned by shuttle Orbiter missions to the Hubble Space Telescope, with funding from the European Space Agency (ESA). To aid this work, before arrival at NHM, I employed a post-graduate research assistant. During ESA-funded research at NHM, I collaborated extensively with staff and a post-graduate student from ONERA, Toulouse


Since 2004, I have shared leadership of the UK impact calibration efforts for interpretation of Stardust, a major NASA Discovery mission which returned the first cometary samples in January 2006. With Dr. Mark Burchell, his staff assistant and 2 research students (at the University of Kent, Canterbury), I have been responsible for the design of impact experiments and the characterisation of both projectiles and spacecraft-component targets to enable interpretation of the returned spacecraft material, and have been lead author on a suite of papers on this subject.  Our preparatory work has continued with major involvement in the Preliminary Examination stage of the NASA Stardust mission, close collaboration with staff in NASA and my supervision of Penny Wozniakiewicz, through 2005-2007. We have been named as collaborators in three Stardust Discovery Data Analysis Program (DDAP) applications for work from 2007 onwards.


Confocal microscopy of Stardust aerogel tracks PDF (225.5 KB)


Stardust craters, shape and dust density PDF (267.3 KB)



Stardust - collecting dust from a comet

Research Staff

Research Student Supervision

Outreach and Enquiries

Outreach and Enquiries


I have diverse involvement in public outreach: I act as host for visitor groups to EMMA; am frequently involved in ‘behind-the-scenes tours’ and instrument demonstrations for other visitors; I write articles for NHM publications, provide materials for exhibitions, and give talks to public associations and societies, radio and television interviews.



Burchell, M.J., Fairey, S.A.J., Wozniakiewicz, P., Brownlee, D.E., Hörz, F., Kearsley, A.T., See, T.H., Westphal, A., Green, S.F. and Trigo-Rodríguez, J.M.. 2008 Characteristics of cometary dust tracks in Stardust aerogel and laboratory calibrations. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43:23-40.

Burchell, M. J. , Foster, N. J. Kearsley, A. T. and Creighton J. A. 2008 Identification of mineral impactors in hypervelocity impact craters in aluminum by Raman spectroscopy of residues. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43: 135-142.

Graham, G. A., Teslich, N. E., Kearsley, A. T., Stadermann, F. J., Stroud, R. M., Dai, Z. R., Ishii, H. A., Hutcheon, I. D., Bajt, S., Snead C. J., Weber, P. K. and Bradley, J. P. 2008 Applied focused ion beam techniques for sample preparation of astromaterials for integrated nanoanalysis Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43: 561–569. 

Ishii, H.A., Bradley, J.P, Dai, Z.R., Chi. M., Kearsley, A.T., Burchell, M.J., Browning, N.D. & Molster, F. 2008. Comparison of Comet 81P/Wild 2 Dust with Interplanetary Dust from Comets. Science 37(319): 447-450.

Kearsley, A. T., Borg, J., Graham, G. A., Burchell, M. J., Cole, M. J., Leroux, H., Bridges, J.C., Hörz, F., Wozniakiewicz, P. J., Bland, P. A., Bradley, J. P., Dai, Z. R., Teslich, N., See, T., Hoppe, P., Heck, P. R., Huth, J., Stadermann, F. J., Floss, C., Marhas, K.,  Stephan, T. and Leitner, J. 2008 Dust from comet Wild 2: Interpreting particle size, shape, structure and composition from impact features on the Stardust aluminum foils. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43:41-73.

Leitner, J., Stephan, T., Kearsley, A., Hörz, F., Flynn, G.J. and Sandford, S.A. 2008 TOF-SIMS analysis of crater residues from Wild 2 cometary particles on Stardust aluminum foil. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43:161-186.

Leroux, H., Stroud, R.M., Dai, Z.R., Graham, G.A., Troadec, D., Bradley, J.P., Teslich, N., Borg, J., Kearsley A.T. and Hörz, F. 2008 Transmission electron microscopy of cometary residues from micron-sized craters in the Stardust Al foils. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43: 143-160.

Marcus, M.A.,, Fakra, S.,  Westphal, A.J., Snead, C.J., Keller, L.P., Kearsley, A. and Burchell, M.J. Smelting of Fe-bearing glass during hypervelocity capture in aerogel. 2008 Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43:87-96.

Purvis, O.W., Kearsley, A., Cressey, G., Crewe, A.T. and Wedin, M. 2008 Mineralization in Rust-coloured Acarospora. Geomicrobiology Journal 25.3: 142-148.

Purvis, O.W., Pawlik-Skowronska, B., Cressey, G., Jones, G.C., Kearsley, A. and Spratt J. 2008 Mineral phases and element composition of the copper hyperaccumulator lichen Lecanora polytypa. Mineralogical Magazine 72: 539–548.

Stadermann, F. J., Hoppe, P., Floss, C., Heck, P.R., Hörz, F., Huth, J., Kearsley, A.T., Leitner, J., Marhas, K.K., McKeegan, K.D. and Stephan, T. 2008 Stardust in STARDUST - the C, N, and O isotopic compositions of Wild 2 cometary matter in Al foil impacts.Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43:299-314

Westphal, A.J., Bastien, R.K., Borg, J., Bridges, J., Brownlee, D.E., Burchell, M.J., Cheng, A.F., Clark, B.C., Djouadi, Z., Floss, C., Franchi, I., Gainsforth, Z., Graham, G., Green, S.F., Heck, P.R., Horányi, M., Hoppe, P., Hörz, F., Huth, J., Kearsley, A., Leroux, H., Marhas, K., Nakamura-Messenger, K., Sandford, S.A., See, T.H., Stadermann, F.J., Teslich, N.E., Tsitrin, S., Warren, J.L., Wozniakiewicz, P.J. and Zolensky, M. E. 2008 Discovery of non-random spatial distribution of impacts in the Stardust cometary collector. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43:415-429.

Zolensky, M., Nakamura-Messenger K., Rietmeijer, F., Leroux, H., Mikouchi, T., Ohsumi, K., Simon, S., Grossman, L., Stephan, T., Weisberg, M., Velbel, M., Zega, T., Stroud, R., Tomeoka, K., Ohnishi, I., Tomioka, N., Nakamura, T., Matrajt, G., Joswiak, D., Brownlee, D., Langenhorst, F., Krot, A., Kearsley, A.,Ishii, H., Graham, G., Dai, Z. R., Chi, M., Bradley, J., Hagiya, K., Gounelle, M. and Bridges, J. 2008 Comparing Wild 2 particles to chondrites and IDPs. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43: 261-272.


Bland, P. A., Kearsley, A. T., Wozniakiewicz, P J., Burchell, M.J, Gounelle, M., Zolensky, M.E and Genge M.J. 2007 A comet in the lab. Astronomy and Geophysics 48.6: 27-31.

Bland, P.A., Stadermann, F.J., Floss, C., Rost, D., Vicenzi, E.P, Kearsley, A.T. and Benedix, G.K. 2007 A cornucopia of presolar and early solar system materials at the micrometer size range in primitive chondrite matrix. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42.7/8, 1417-1428.

Carpenter, J.D., Stevenson T.S., Fraser, G.W., Bridges, J.C. Kearsley, A.T. Chater, R.J. and Hainsworth, S.V. 2007 Nanometer hypervelocity dust impacts in low Earth orbit Journal of Geophysical Research: 112, E08008, doi:10.1029/2007JE002923, 2007

Gounelle, M., Young, E.D., Shara, A., Tonui, E. and Kearsley, A. 2007 Magnesium isotopic constraints on the origin of CBb chondrites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 256, 521-533.

Kearsley, A.T., Graham, G. A., Burchell, M. J., Cole, M. J., Dai Z. R., Teslich, N., Bradley, J. P., Chater, R., Wozniakiewicz, P. A., Spratt, J. and Jones, G. 2007 Analytical scanning and transmission electron microscopy of laboratory impacts on Stardust aluminum foils: interpreting impact crater morphology and the composition of impact residues. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42.2, 191-210.

Pearson, V.K., Kearsley, A.T., Sephton, M.A. and Gilmour, I. 2007 The labelling of meteoritic organic material using osmium tetroxide vapour impregnation. Planetary and Space Science 55, 1310–1318


Brownlee, D., Tsou, P., Aléon, J., Alexander, C. M. O'D., Araki T., Bajt, S., Baratta, G. A., Bastien, R. Bland, P., Bleuet, P., Borg, J., Bradley, J. P., Brearley, A., Brenker, F., Brennan, S., Bridges, J. C. Browning, N., Brucato, J. R., Brucato, H., Bullock, E., Burchell, M. J. Busemann, H., Butterworth, A., Chaussidon, M., Cheuvront, A., Chi, M., Cintala, M. J, Clark, B. C., Clemett, S. J., Cody, G., Colangeli,  L., Cooper, G., Cordier, P.G.,, Daghlian,, C., Dai, Z., D'Hendecourt, L., Djouadi, Z., Dominguez, G., Duxbury, T., Dworkin, J. P., Ebel, D., Economou, T. E., Fairey, S. A.J., Fallon, S., Ferrini, G., Ferroir, T. Fleckenstein, H., Floss, C., Flynn, G., Franchi, I. A., Fries, M., Gainsforth, Z., Gallien, J.-P., Genge, M., Gilles, M. K., Gillet, P., Gilmour, J., Glavin, D. P., Gounelle, M., Grady, M. M., Graham, G. A., Grant, P. G., Green, S. F. Grossemy, F. Grossman, L., Grossman, J., Guan, Y., Hagiya, K., Harvey, R., Heck, P., Herzog, G. F., Hoppe, P., Hörz, F., Huth, J., Hutcheon, I. D., Ishii, H., Ito, M., Jacob, D., Jacobsen, C., Jacobsen, S., Joswiak, D., Kearsley, A. T., Keller, L., Khodja, H. Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Kissel, J., Krot, A.,  Langenhorst, F., Lanzirotti, A., Le, L.,  Leshin, L., Leitner, J., Lemelle, L., Leroux, H., Liu, M.-C., Luening, K., Lyon, I., MacPherson, G., Marcus,, M.A., Marhas, K., Matrajt, G., Meibom, A., Mennella, V., Messenger, K., Mikouchi, T., Mostefaoui, S., Nakamura, T., Nakano, T., Newville, M., Nittler, L. R. Ohnishi, I., Ohsumi, K., Okudaira, K., Papanastassiou, D. A., Palma, R., Palumbo, M. O., Pepin, R, E., Perkins, D., Perronnet, M., Pianetta, P., Rao, W., Rietmeijer, F., Robert, F., Rost, D., Rotundi, A., Ryan, R., Sandford, S. A., Schwandt, C. S., See, T. H., Schlutter, D., Sheffield-Parker, J. A., Simionovici, S., Sitnitsky, S., I. Snead, C. J. Spencer, M. K., Stadermann, F. J., Steele, A., Stephan, T., Stroud, R., Susini J.,. Sutton, S. R., Taheri, M.. Taylor, S., Teslich, N., Tomeoka, K., Tomioka, N., Toppani, A., Trigo-Rodríguez, J. M., Troadec D., Tsuchiyama, A., Tuzolino, A. J., Tyliszczak, T., Uesugi, K., Velbel, M., Vellenga, J., Vicenzi, E., Vincze, L., Warren, J., Weber, I., Weisberg, M., Westphal, A. J., Wirick, S., Wooden, D., Wopenka, B., Wozniakiewicz, P. A., Wright, I., Yabuta, H., Yano, H., Young, E. D., Zare, R. N., Zega, T., Ziegler, K., Zimmerman, L., Zinner, E. and Zolensky, M. 2006. Comet Wild 2 under a microscope. Science 314: 1711-1716.

Burchell, M.J., Graham, G.A. and Kearsley, A.T. 2006 Cosmic Dust Collection in Aerogel. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Science 34, 385-418.

Burchell, M.J., Mann, J., Creighton, J.A., Kearsley, A.T. Graham, G.A. Esposito, A.P., Franchi, I. A., Westphal, A.J. and Snead, C. 2006 Identification of minerals and meteoritic materials via Raman techniques after capture in hypervelocity impacts on aerogel. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41.2: 217-232.

Flynn, G. J., Bleuet, P., Borg, J., Bradley, J. P., Brenker, F. E., Brennan, S., Bridges, J., Brownlee, D. E., Bullock, E. S., Burghammer, M,. Clark, B. C., Dai, Z. R., Daghlian, C. P., Djouadi, Z., Fakra, S., Ferroir, T., Floss, C., Franchi, I. A., Gainsforth, Z., Gallien, J.-P., Gillet, P., Grant, P. G., Graham, G. A., Green, S. F., Grossemy, F., Heck, P., Herzog, G. F., Hoppe, P., Hörz, F., Huth, J., Ignatyev, K., Ishii, H. A., Janssens, K., Joswiak, D., Kearsley, A. T., Khodja, H., Lanzirotti, A., Leitner, J., Lemelle, L., Leroux, H., Luening, K., MacPherson, G. J., Marhas, K. K., Marcus, M. A., Matrajt, G., Nakamura, T., Nakamura-Messenger, K., Nakano, T., Newville, M., Papanastassiou, D. A., Pianetta, P., Rao, W., Riekel, C., Rietmeijer, F. J. M., Rost, D., Schwandt, C. S., See, T. H., Sheffield-Parker, J., Simionovici, A., Sitnitsky, I., Snead, C. J., Stadermann, F. J., Stephan, T., Stroud, R. M., Susini, J., Suzuki, Y., Sutton, S. R., Taylor, S., Teslich, N., Troadec, D., Tsou, P., Tsuchiyama, A., Uesugi, K., Vekemans, B., Vicenzi, E. P., Vincze, L., Westphal, A. J., Wozniakiewicz, P., Zinner, E., Zolensky, M. E. 2006 Elemental Compositions of Comet 81P/Wild 2 Samples Collected by Stardust. Science 314: 1731-1735.

Graham, G.A., Teslich, N., Dai, Z.R., Bradley, J.P., Kearsley, A.T. and Horz, F. 2006 Focused Ion Beam Recovery of Hypervelocity Impact Residue in Experimental Craters on Metallic Foils. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41.2: 159-166.

Hörz F.., Bastien, R., Borg  J., Bradley, J.P.,  Bridges J.C., Brownlee D.E., Burchell  M.J., M., Cintala M.J, Dai , Z.R., Djouadi Z., Dominguez G., Economou T.E., Fairey S.A.J., Floss C.,  Franchi ,I.A., Graham G.A., Green S.F., Heck H., Hoppe P., Huth J., Ishii ,H., Kearsley A.T., Kissel J. Leitner J., Leroux H., Marhas M., Messenger K., Schwandt C.S., See T.H., Snead S., Stadermann, F.J., Stephan , T., Stroud R., Teslich N., Trigo-Rodríguez J.M., Tuzzolino A.J., Troadec D.,Tsou P., Warren J., Westphal A., Wozniakiewicz P.J., Wright I. and Zinner E. 2006 Impact Features on Stardust and Comet Wild 2 Dust. Science 314: 1716-1719.

Jantou, V., McPhail, D.S., Chater, R.J. and Kearsley, A. 2006 Analysis of simulated hypervelocity impacts on a titanium fuel tank from the Salyut 7 space station. Applied Surface Science 252: 7120-7123

Kearsley, A.T., Burchell, M.J., Hörz, F., Cole, M.J. and Schwandt, C.S. 2006 Laboratory simulation of impacts upon aluminium foils of the Stardust spacecraft: Calibration of dust particle size from comet Wild2. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41: 167-180.

Keller, L. P., Bajt, S., Baratta, G. A., Borg, J., Busemann, H., Brucato, J,, Burchell. M., Colangeli, L., d'Hendecourt L., Djouadi , Z., Ferrini G., Flynn G., Franchi ,I. A., Fries, M., Grady,  M. M., Graham,G. A., Grossemy, F., Kearsley, A., Matrajt, G., Mennell, V., Nittler, L., Palumbo, M. E., Rotundi, A., Sandford, S. A., Steele, A., Wooden, D., Wopenka, B. and Zolensky, M. Infrared spectroscopy of comet Wild-2 samples returned by the Stardust mission. 2006. Science 314: 1728-1731.

McKeegan, K. D., Aléon, J., Bradley, J., Brownlee, D., Busemann, H., Butterworth, A., Chaussidon, M., Fallon,S., Floss, C., Gilmour, J., Gounelle, M., Graham,G., Guan, Y., Heck, P. R., Hoppe, P., Hutcheon, I. D., Huth, J., Ishii, H, Ito,M., Jacobsen, S. B., Kearsley, A., Leshin, L. A., Liu, M.-C. Lyon, I., Marhas, K., Marty,B., Matrajt, G., Meibom, A., Messenger, S., Mostefaoui, S., Nakamura-Messenger, K., Nittler, L., Palma, R., Pepin, R. O., Papanastassiou, D. A., Robert, F., Schlutter, D., Snead, C. J., Stadermann, F. J., Stroud, R., Tsou, P., Westphal, A., Young, E. D., Ziegler,K., Zimmermann, L. and Zinner, E. 2006 Isotopic compositions of cometary matter returned by Stardust. 2006 Science 314: 1724-1728.

Morgan, J. V., Lana, C., Kearsley, A., Coles, B., Belcher, C., Montanari, S., Díaz-Martínez, E., Barbosa, A. and Neumann, V. 2006. Analyses of shocked quartz at the global K-P boundary indicate an origin from a single, high-angle, oblique impact at Chicxulub. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 251(3-4):264-279.

Zolensky, M. E., Zega, T. J., Yano, H., Wirick, S., Westphal, A. J., Weisberg, M. K., Weber, I.;, Warren, J. L., Velbel,M. A., Tsuchiyama, A., Tsou, P, Toppani, A., Tomioka, N, Tomeoka, K., Teslich, N., Taheri,M., Susini, J., Stroud, R., Stephan, T., Stadermann, F. J., Snead, C. J., Simon, S. B., Simionovici, A., See, T. H., Robert, F., Rietmeijer,F. J. M., Rao, W., Perronnet, M. C., Papanastassiou, D. A., Okudaira, K., Ohsumi, K., Ohnishi, I., Nakamura-Messenger, K., Nakamura, T., Mostefaoui, S., Mikouchi, T., Meibom, A., Matrajt, G., Marcus, M. A., Leroux, H., Lemelle, L., Le, L., Lanzirotti, A., Langenhorst, F., Krot, A. N., Keller, L. P., Kearsley, A. T., Joswiak, D., Jacob, D., Ishii, H., Harvey,R., Hagiya, K., Grossman, L., Grossman, J. N., Graham, G. A., Gounelle, M., Gillet, P., Genge,M. J., Flynn, G., Ferroir, T., Fallon, S., Ebel, D. S., Dai, Z. R., Cordier, P., Clark,B., Chi, M., Butterworth, A. L., Brownlee, D. E., Bridges, J. C., Brennan, S., Brearley, A., Bradley, J. P., Bleuet, P., Bland, P. A., and Bastien, R. 2006. Mineralogy and Petrology of Comet Wild 2 Nucleus Samples. Science 314: 1735-1739.


Blackhurst, R.L., Genge, M.J., Kearsley, A.T. and Grady, M.M. 2005. Cryptoendolith Alteration of Antarctic Sandstone Substrates: Pioneers or Opportunists? Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, E12S24, doi: 10. 1029/2005JE002463

Bland, P. A., Alard, O., Benedix, G. K., Kearsley, A. T., Menzies, O. N. , Watt, L. E. and Rogers, N. W. 2005 Volatile fractionation in the early Solar System and chondrule/matrix complimentarity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102, No. 39: 13755-13760.

Dominguez, G., Westphal, A.J., Phillips, M.L.F., Jones, S.M., Graham, G.A. and Kearsley, A.T. 2005 Passive Detector Technology for the Capture of Micrometeoroids and Orbital Debris: Calorimetric Aerogel. In : Danesy, D. (ed) Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Space Debris, ESA Special Publication 587, The European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany, pp. 183-188.

Ishii, H. A., Graham, G. A., Kearsley, A. T., Grant, P. G., Snead, C.J. and Bradley J. P. 2005 Rapid extraction of dust impact tracks from silica aerogel by ultrasonic microblades Meteoritics & Planetary Science 40, Nr 11: 1755–1759.

Jones, A.P., Kearsley, A.T., Friend, C. R. L., Robin, E., Beard, A., Tamura, A., Trickett, S. and Claeys, P. 2005 Are there signs of a large Palaeocene impact, preserved around Disko bay, W. Greenland? : Nuussuaq spherule beds origin by impact instead of volcanic eruption?: in Kenkmann, T., Horz, F. and Deutsch, A. 2005 Large Meteorite Impacts III, Geological Society of America Special Paper 384: 281-288.

Kearsley, A.T., Graham, G.A., Burchell, M.J., Taylor, E.A., Drolshagen, G., Chater, R.J., McPhail, D. 2005 MULPEX: a compact multi-layered polymer foil collector for micrometeoroids and orbital debris. Advances in Space Research, 35: 1270-1281.

Kearsley, A.T., Drolshagen, G., McDonnell, J.A.M, Mandeville, J.-C. and Moussi, A. 2005 Impacts on Hubble Space Telescope solar arrays: discrimination between natural and man-made particles. Advances in Space Research, 35: 1254-1262.

Kearsley, A.T., Graham, G.A., Burchell, M.J., Cole, M.J., Drolshagen, G., Chater, R.J. and McPhail , D.S. 2005 Sampling The Orbital Debris Population Using A Foil Residue Collector In A Standardised Container For Experiments (SCE). In : Danesy, D. (ed) Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Space Debris, ESA Special Publication 587, The European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany, pp. 215-220.

Moussi, A., Drolshagen, G., McDonnell, J.A.M., J.C. Mandeville, J.-C. and Kearsley, A.T. 2005Results of the HST solar arrays impact analysis. ). In : Danesy, D. (ed) Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Space Debris, ESA Special Publication 587, The European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany, pp. 207-214.

Moussi, A., Drolshagen, G., McDonnell, J.A.M., Mandeville, J.-C., Kearsley, A.T. and Ludwig, H. 2005 Hypervelocity impacts on HST solar arrays and the debris population. Advances in Space Research, 35: 1243-1253.


Burchell, M.J., Creighton, J.A. and Kearsley, A.T. 2004 Identification of organic particles via Raman techniques after capture in hypervelocity impacts on aerogel. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 35: 249-253.

Graham, G.A., Grant, P.G., Chater, R.J., Westphal, A.J., Kearsley, A.T., Snead, C., Dominguez, G., Butterworth, A., McPhail, D.S., Bench, G. and Bradley, J.P. 2004 Investigation of ion beam techniques for the analysis and exposure of particles encapsulated by silica aerogel: Applicability for Stardust. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39.9: 1461-1473.

Graham, G. A., Kearsley, A. T., Butterworth, A.L., Bland, P.A., Burchell, M.J., McPhail, D. S., Chater, R. J., Grady, M.M., and Wright, I.P. 2004 Extraction and microanalysis of cosmic dust collected during sample return missions: Laboratory simulations. Advances in Space Research 34: 2292-2298.

Graham, G. A., Kearsley, A. T., Drolshagen, G. McDonnell, J.A.M., Wright, I.P. and Grady, M.M. 2004 Mineralogy and microanalysis in the determination of cause of impact damage to spacecraft surfaces. In: Pye, K. and Croft, D.J. (eds) Forensic Geoscience: Principles, Techniques and Applications. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 232: 137-146.

Kearsley, A. T. and Graham, G. A. 2004 Multi-layered foil capture of micrometeoroids and orbital debris in low Earth orbit. Advances in Space Research 34: 939-943. 

Kettle, S., Chater, R.J., Graham, G.A., McPhail, D.S. and Kearsley, A.T. 2004 FIB-SIMS analysis of micro-particle impacts on spacecraft materials returned from low-Earth orbit. Applied Surface Science 231-232: 893-898.


Graham, G. A., Kearsley, A. T., Wright, I P., Burchell, M. J. and Taylor, E. A. 2003 Observations on Hypervelocity Impact Damage Sustained by Multi-layered Insulation Foils Exposed in Low Earth Orbit and Simulated in the Laboratory. International Journal of Impact Engineering 29: 307-316.

Kearsley, A.T., Graham, G.A., McDonnell, J. A. M., Bland, P. A., Hough, R. M. and Helps, P. A.. 2003 Early fracturing and impact residue emplacement: can modeling help to predict their location in major craters? Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39: 247-265.

Pearson,V., Sephton, M.A., Kearsley, A.T., Bland, P.A., Franchi, I.A. and Gilmour, I. 2003 Clay mineral-organic matter relationships in the early solar system. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 37: 1829-1833.