Dr Helena Bates

Dr Helena Bates

Postdoctoral Researcher UKRI FLF Project

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Economic and Environmental Earth Sciences

Summary

I am unravelling the history of an unusual group of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that are believed to be similar to a certain group of water bearing asteroids; two of which are the targets of a JAXA sample return mission and a NASA sample return mission, Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx. I want to compare the meteorites we have here on Earth to these asteroids, by using spectroscopic techniques, in order to say something about asteroid evolution.

Qualifications

Degrees

DPhil, Oxford University, UK, 2016 - 2020

MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London, UK, 2012 - 2016

Fellowships

Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International Foundation, Oak Brook, United States, 2018 - 2019.

Publications

King AJ, Mason E, Bates HC, Schofield PF, Donaldson Hanna KL, Bowles NE, Russell SS (2021) Tracing the earliest stages of hydrothermal alteration on the CM chondrite parent body. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 56 (9) : 1708 - 1728. doi: 10.1111/maps.13734

Bates HC, Donaldson Hanna KL, King AJ, Bowles NE, Russell SS (2021) A Spectral Investigation of Aqueously and Thermally Altered CM, CM‐An, and CY Chondrites Under Simulated Asteroid Conditions for Comparison With OSIRIS‐REx and Hayabusa2 Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 126 (7) : doi: 10.1029/2021je006827

Gassot O, Panicucci P, Acciarini G, Bates H, Caballero M, Cambianica P, Dziewiecki M, Dionnet Z, Enengl F, Gerig S-B, Hessinger F, Kissick L, Novak M, Pellegrino C, Pontoni A, Ribeiro TM, Riegler C, Berge N, Huber N, Hynek R, Kędziora B, Kiss A, Martin M, Montilla JN (2021) Calathus: A sample-return mission to Ceres. Acta Astronautica, 181 : 112 - 129. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.12.050

Suttle MD, King AJ, Schofield PF, Bates H, Russell SS (2021) The aqueous alteration of CM chondrites, a review. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 299 : 219 - 256. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.01.014

Bates HC, King AJ, Donaldson Hanna KL, Bowles NE, Russell SS (2020) Linking mineralogy and spectroscopy of highly aqueously altered CM and CI carbonaceous chondrites in preparation for primitive asteroid sample return. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (1) : 77 - 101. doi: 10.1111/maps.13411

King AJ, Bates HC, Krietsch D, Busemann H, Clay PL, Schofield PF, Russell SS (2019) The Yamato-type (CY) carbonaceous chondrite group: Analogues for the surface of asteroid Ryugu?. Geochemistry, 79 (4) : 125531 - 125531. doi: 10.1016/j.chemer.2019.08.003

Russell SS, Bonato E, Bates H, King AJ, Almeida NV, Schofield PF (2019) Carbonaceous chondrite meteorites as a record of protoplanetary disk conditions. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 15 (S350) : 135 - 138. doi: 10.1017/s1743921319009177

Shah J, Bates HC, Muxworthy AR, Hezel DC, Russell SS, Genge MJ (2017) Long-lived magnetism on chondrite parent bodies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 475 : 106 - 118. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.035

Awards

Career Development Award, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, United States,

Graduate Scholarship, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom,

Introduction

Summary

I am unravelling the history of an unusual group of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that are believed to be similar to a certain group of water bearing asteroids; two of which are the targets of a JAXA sample return mission and a NASA sample return mission, Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx. I want to compare the meteorites we have here on Earth to these asteroids, by using spectroscopic techniques, in order to say something about asteroid evolution.

Qualifications

Degrees

DPhil, Oxford University, UK, 2016 - 2020

MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London, UK, 2012 - 2016

Professional activities

Fellowships

Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International Foundation, Oak Brook, United States, 2018 - 2019.

Publications

Publications

King AJ, Mason E, Bates HC, Schofield PF, Donaldson Hanna KL, Bowles NE, Russell SS (2021) Tracing the earliest stages of hydrothermal alteration on the CM chondrite parent body. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 56 (9) : 1708 - 1728. doi: 10.1111/maps.13734

Bates HC, Donaldson Hanna KL, King AJ, Bowles NE, Russell SS (2021) A Spectral Investigation of Aqueously and Thermally Altered CM, CM‐An, and CY Chondrites Under Simulated Asteroid Conditions for Comparison With OSIRIS‐REx and Hayabusa2 Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 126 (7) : doi: 10.1029/2021je006827

Gassot O, Panicucci P, Acciarini G, Bates H, Caballero M, Cambianica P, Dziewiecki M, Dionnet Z, Enengl F, Gerig S-B, Hessinger F, Kissick L, Novak M, Pellegrino C, Pontoni A, Ribeiro TM, Riegler C, Berge N, Huber N, Hynek R, Kędziora B, Kiss A, Martin M, Montilla JN (2021) Calathus: A sample-return mission to Ceres. Acta Astronautica, 181 : 112 - 129. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.12.050

Suttle MD, King AJ, Schofield PF, Bates H, Russell SS (2021) The aqueous alteration of CM chondrites, a review. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 299 : 219 - 256. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.01.014

Bates HC, King AJ, Donaldson Hanna KL, Bowles NE, Russell SS (2020) Linking mineralogy and spectroscopy of highly aqueously altered CM and CI carbonaceous chondrites in preparation for primitive asteroid sample return. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55 (1) : 77 - 101. doi: 10.1111/maps.13411

King AJ, Bates HC, Krietsch D, Busemann H, Clay PL, Schofield PF, Russell SS (2019) The Yamato-type (CY) carbonaceous chondrite group: Analogues for the surface of asteroid Ryugu?. Geochemistry, 79 (4) : 125531 - 125531. doi: 10.1016/j.chemer.2019.08.003

Russell SS, Bonato E, Bates H, King AJ, Almeida NV, Schofield PF (2019) Carbonaceous chondrite meteorites as a record of protoplanetary disk conditions. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 15 (S350) : 135 - 138. doi: 10.1017/s1743921319009177

Shah J, Bates HC, Muxworthy AR, Hezel DC, Russell SS, Genge MJ (2017) Long-lived magnetism on chondrite parent bodies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 475 : 106 - 118. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.035

Impact and outreach

Awards

Career Development Award, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, United States,

Graduate Scholarship, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom,