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Refereed papers

  1. Effect of UV Radiation on the Spectral Fingerprints of Earth-like Planets Orbiting M dwarfs. S. Rugheimer, L. Kaltenegger, A. Segura, J. Linsky, S. Mohanty. Astrophysical Journal, 809, 57 (16 pp), 2015. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/809/1/57   arXiv:1506.07202 [astro-ph.EP]

  2. UV Surface Environment of Earth-like Planets Orbiting FGKM Stars through Geological Evolution. Rugheimer, S., Segura, A., Kaltenegger, L. Astrophysical Journal, 806,137(10 pp), 2015. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/806/1/137 arXiv:1506.07200 [astro-ph.EP]

  3. Experimental Chondrules by Melting Samples of Olivine, Clays and Carbon with a CO2 Laser. Cervantes de la Cruz, K.E., Ortega Gutiérrez, F., Solé Viñas, J., Segura, A. Reyes Salas, M.A, Angeles García, B.S., Macías Romo, M. del C. Linales-Lopez, C. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana. Accepted, 2015.

  4. Methane in the Solar System. Guzmán-Marmolejo, A., Segura, A. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana. Accepted, 2015.

  5. Abiotic Ozone and Oxygen in Atmospheres Similar to Prebiotic Earth. Shawn D. Domagal-Goldman, Antígona Segura, Mark W. Claire. Tyler D. Robinson, Victoria S. Meadows. The The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 792, Issue 2, article id. 90, 15 pp. 2014.   arXiv:1407.2622 [astro-ph.EP].

  6. Abiotic production of methane in terrestrial planets. Guzmán-Marmolejo, A., Segura, A., and Escobar, E. Astrobiology, 13(6): 550-559. 2013. 

  7. Habitability in Different Milky Way Stellar Environments: a Stellar Interaction Dynamical Approach. Juan José Jimenez-Torres, Bárbara Pichardo, George Lake, Antígona Segura. Astrobiology 13(5): 491-509. doi:10.1089/ast.2012.0842. 2013. arXiv:1306.0464 [astro-ph.EP].

  8. Spectral Fingerprints of Earth-like Planets Around FGK Stars. Sarah Rugheimer, Lisa Kaltenegger, Andras Zsom, Antígona Segura, Dimitar Sasselov. Astrobiology 13(3): 251-269. 2013.  arXiv:1212.2638.

  9. Model Spectra of the First Potentially Habitable Super-Earth - Gl581d. Kaltenegger, L., Segura, A., and Mohanty, S. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 733, 35. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/733/1/35. 2011.  arXiv:1103.2953 [astro-ph.EP].

  10. Atmospheric Mass Loss by Stellar Winds on Planets around Main Sequence M stars. J. Zendejas, A. Segura, A. Raga.  Icarus, 210(2): 539-544, 2010. arXiv:1006.0021v1 [astro-ph.EP]

  11. The Effect of a Strong Stellar Flare on the Atmospheric Chemistry of an Earth-like Planet Orbiting an M dwarf (Open Access).  A. Segura,  L. Walkowicz, V. S. Meadows, J. F. Kasting, S. Hawley. Astrobiology 10(7): 751-771. 2010.

  12. La Tierra vista como exoplaneta (Earth as an exoplanet). Antígona Segura. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas. Vol. 27(2), 371-385. 2010.

  13. Abiotic Formation of O2 and O3 in High-CO2 Terrestrial Atmospheres. A. Segura, V. S. Meadows, J. F. Kasting, M. Cohen, D. Crisp. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 472, Issue 2, pp.665-679, 2007.

  14. The Response of Atmospheric Chemistry on Earthlike Planets around F, G and K Stars to Small Variations in Orbital Distance. J. Lee Grenfell, Barbara Stracke, Philip von Paris, Beate Patzer, Ruth Titz, Antígona Segura and Heike Rauer. Planetary and Space Science, Volume 55, Issue 5, p. 661-671. 2007.

  15. M stars as targets for terrestrial exoplanet searches and biosignature detection. John Scalo, Lisa Kaltenegger, Antígona Segura, Malcolm Fridlund, Ignasi Ribas, Petra Odert, Martin Leitzinger, Yu. N. Kulikov, John L. Grenfell, Heike Rauer, Maxim L. Khodachenko, F. Selsis, Carlos Eiora, Jim Kasting, and Helmut. Astrobiology, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 85-166. 2007.

  16. A Re-appraisal of the Habitability of Planets Around M Dwarf Stars. Tarter, J., Backus, P., Mancinelli, R., Aurnou, J., Backman, D., Basri, G., Boss, A., Clarke, A., Deming, D., Doyle, L., Feigelson, E., Freund, F., Grinspoon, D., Haberle, R., Hauck,S., Heath, M., Henry, T., Hollingsworth, J, Joshi, M., Jura, M., Kilston, S., Laughlin, G., Liu, M., Meikle, E., Reid, I, Rothschild, L., Scalo, J., Segura, A., Tang, C., Tiedje, J., Turnbull, M, Walkowicz, L., Weber, A., Young, R. Astrobiology, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 30-65. 2007.

  17. Biomarker Response to Galactic Cosmic Ray Induced NOx and the Methane Greenhouse Effect for an Earthlike Planet Orbiting an Active M Dwarf Star. John Lee Grenfell, Jean Mathias Grießmeier, Beate Patzer, Heike Rauer, Antígona Segura, Antje Stadelmann, Barbara Stracke, Ruth Titz, and Philip von Paris. Astrobiology, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 208-221. 2007.

  18. Spectral Signatures of Photosynthesis. II. Coevolution with Other Stars And The Atmosphere on Extrasolar Worlds. Kiang, Nancy Y.; Segura, Antígona; Tinetti, Giovanna; Govindjee; Blankenship, Robert E.; Cohen, Martin; Siefert, Janet; Crisp, David; Meadows, Victoria S. Astrobiology, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 252-274. 2007.

  19. Biosignatures from Earth-Like Planets Around M Dwarfs. Antígona Segura, James F. Kasting, Victoria Meadows, Martin Cohen, John Scalo, David Crisp, Rebecca A.H. Butler and Giovanna Tinetti . Astrobiology, 5(6), 706-725. 2005. PDF of the paper with corrections included (see below)

    CORRECTION: In the Research Paper, “Biosignatures from Earth-Like Planets Around M Dwarfs” by A. Segura et al. in Volume 5, Number 6, 2005, pp. 706–725, the name of one of the stars is wrong. The erratum does not change any of the conclusions in the paper. The authors are grateful to Dr. Mihalis Mathioudakis for pointing out to them that GJ643C (also called GJ644AB, V1054 Oph, and Wolf 630) has activity similar to that of AD Leo and is a binary companion of GJ643. The second active star described in the paper was in fact GJ643C and not GJ643, which is a star of low activity (Doyle et al., 1994, Astron. Astrophys. 285, 233–240). There are no IUE spectra for GJ643, only for GJ644AB.
    The authors apologize for the error.

  20. Production of low molecular weight hydrocarbons by volcanic eruptions on early Mars. Antígona Segura and Rafael Navarro-González. Origins of Life and Evolution of  Biospheres 35(5), 477-487. 2005.

  21. Nitrogen fixation on early Mars by volcanic lightning and other sources. A. Segura and R. Navarro-González. Geophysical Research Letters, 32(5), L05203. doi: 10.1029/2004GL021910. 2005. (Abstract).

  22. Ozone Concentrations and Ultraviolet Fluxes on Earth-like Planets Around Other Stars A. Segura, K. Krelove, J. F. Kasting, D. Sommerlatt V. Meadows, D. Crisp, M. Cohen and E. Mlawer. Astrobiology, 3(4), 689-708. 2003.

  23. Experimental Simulation of early Martian volcanic lightning. Segura, A. and Navarro-González, R. Advances in Space Research 27, 201-206. 2001.

Book chapters

  1. Exoplanet climates. Domagal-Goldman, S. and Segura, A. in Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets. Edited by Stephen Mackwell, Mark Bullock, and Jerry Harder. University Arizona Press and Lunar Planetay Institute. In press, 2013.

  2. Las huellas de la vida: caracterización remota de mundos habitables y habitados, A. Segura in Lemarchand, G.A. y Tancredi, G (eds.), Astrobiología: del Big Bang a las Civilizaciones, Tópicos Especiales en Ciencias Básicas e Ingeniería, vol. 1, 195 - 222, 2010 UNESCO-Montevideo. (PDF, 14Mb).

  3. Search for Habitable Planets, Segura, A. and Kaltenegger, L. in Astrobiology: Emergence, Search and Detection of Life. V. A. Basiuk Ed.,  American Scientific Publishers, pp. 341-358, 2010.

  4. The possible role of volcanic lightning in chemical evolution R. Navarro-González and A. Segura in Origins: Genesis, Evolution and Diversity of Life. Ed. J. Seckbach, pp 137-152. Kluwer Academic Pub., Dordrecht,  2004.

  5. Volcanic Lightning and the Availability of Reactive Nitrogen and Phosphorus for Chemical Evolution. Navarro-González, R. and Segura, A., in First Steps in the Origin of Life in the Universe. Eds. J. Chela-Flores, T. Owen, and F. Raulin, pp. 201-210. Kluwer Academic Pub. Dordrecht, 2001.


  1. Formación experimental de condros por medio de un laser de CO2, utilizando muestras de olivino y piroxeno. Cervantes de la Cruz, K.E., Ortega Gutiérrez, F. Solé Viñas, J., Linares-López, C., Segura, A. en Memorias del Coloquio de Meteorítica. 120 años de las meteoritas en el Palacio de Minería, México, UNAM, Lucero Morelos Rodríguez y Omar Escamilla González (comps.), pp. 28-41. Facultad de Ingeniería, 2015.

  2. Formación del sistema solar y mecanismos de generación de condros. Segura, A., Cervantes de la Cruz, K. E. en Memorias del Coloquio de Meteorítica. 120 años de las meteoritas en el Palacio de Minería, México, UNAM, Lucero Morelos Rodríguez y Omar Escamilla González (comps.), pp. 23-27. Facultad de Ingeniería, 2015.

  3. Atmospheric chemistry in a habitable planet with a rich CO2 atmosphere under the effect of a stellar flare. Sánchez-Flores, M. and Segura, A. Proceedings of the XIII Latin American Regional IAU Meeting, 8–12 November, 2010, Morelia, Michoacán, México. Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Conference Series).

  4. Analysis of the evolution of traps for protoplanets considering disk photoevaporation. Álvarez-Meraz, R.; Masset, F. and Segura, A. Proceedings of the XIII Latin American Regional IAU Meeting, 8–12 November, 2010, Morelia, Michoacán, México. Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Conference Series).

  5. Experimental simulation of volcanic lightning on early Mars. Segura, A. and Navarro-González, R. Astrobiology : Origins from the Big-Bang to Civilisation. Eds. Julián Chela-Fores, Guillermo Lemarchand and Juan Oró. pp 293-296. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 2000.

  6. Wide binaries in the Hyades cluster. Herrera, M.A.; Poveda, A.; Nigoche, A. and Segura, A. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Visual Double Stars. J. A. Docobo, A. Elipe and H. Mc Allister., Eds. Astrophysics & Space Science Library Series. Netherlands, 1998.