Planetary Sciences Division Publications


  1. P. Jha, P. Das, and D. Ray, 2024, Bleaching of Dhandraul sandstone and spectral characterization of Dhandraul (Vindhyan) iron oxide concretions, Journal Indian Geophysical Union, Date of Publication: 01/01/2024
  2. Ramakant R. Mahajan, 2024, Chondrules from the ordinary chondrite Itawa Bhopji (L3-5): Noble gases and nitrogen, Planetary and Space Science, Date of Publication: 11/01/2024
  3. Shiv Kumar Goyal, Amisha P. Naik, Piyush Sharma, Abhishek J. Verma, Nupoor A. Chotaliya, Mansi M. Soni, 2024, Characterization of CeBr3 and NaI (Tl) based detector modules with readout using an array of Silicon Photomultiplier for the future space exploration programs, Advances in Space Research, Date of Publication: 01/02/2024
  4. Debabrata Banerjee, 2024, Theoretical modelling of alpha particle-induced X-ray signals from the lunar surface, Current Science, Date of Publication: 08/02/2024
  5. S. Sathyan,  M. Bhatt, M. Chowdhury, P. Gläser, D. Misra, N. Srivastava, S. Narendranath, K. S. Sajinkumar, A. Bharadwaj, 2024, Potential landing sites characterization on lunar south pole: De-Gerlache to Shackleton ridge region, ICARUS- Special issue on Lunar Polar Volatiles, Date of Publication: 06/02/2024
  6. Arnaut M., C. Wöhler, M. Bhatt, 2024, Multiband Spectropolarimetry of Lunar Maria, Pyroclastics, Fresh Craters, and Swirl Materials, खगोलीय जर्नल, Date of Publication: 02/04/2024
  7. K. Durga Prasad, Dibyendu Misra, Amitabh, Megha Bhatt, G. Ambily, Sachana Sathyan, Neeraj Srivastava, Anil Bhardwaj, 2024, Chandrayaan-3 alternate landing site: pre-landing characterization, CURRENT SCIENCE, Date of Publication: 10/04/2024
  8. K Durga Prasad, Chandan Kumar, Sanjeev K. Mishra, P Kalyana S. Reddy, Janmejay Kumar, Tinkal Ladiya, Arpit Patel, Anil Bhardwaj, 2024, Characterisation of Front-End Electronics of ChaSTE experiment onboard Chandayaan-3 lander, Journal of Spacecraft Technology, Date of Publication: 29/04/2024
  9. D. Ray, S. Misra, C. Park, H.E. Newsom and E.J. Peterson, 2024, Maskelynite- as seen in shocked Lonar target basalt, India, and martian and lunar meteorites, Geochemistry, Date of Publication: 03/05/2024
  10. A. Almohammed, U.K.Bhui, D. Ray, A.D. Shukla and N. Madhavan, 2024, Spectroscopic characterization of fluorite of Amba Dongar, Gujarat, India: Linking chemical composition with color, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Date of Publication: 12/05/2024


  1. Anil Bhardwaj, 2023, The Earth, the Moon, Mercury, Saturn and Its Rings, and Asteroids. In: Bambi, C., Santangelo, A. (eds) Handbook of X-ray and Gamma-ray Astrophysics. , In: Bambi, C., Santangelo, A. (eds) Handbook of X-ray and Gamma-ray Astrophysics. Springer, Singapore., Date of Publication: 06/02/2023
  2. D. Ray, S. Ghosh, M. Paliwal, S. Mishra and J. Jha, 2023, The Miller 03356 IVA iron: Insights into the formation mechanism of microplessite, Planetary and Space Science, Date of Publication: 01/02/2023
  3. S K Mishra, A Bhatt, 2023, Estimating optimum launch velocity of electrostatically detached dust particles over sunlit locations on Moon, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Date of Publication: 01/02/2023
  4. Basu Sarbadhikari, A., Arora, G., Varela, M. E., and Mahajan, R. R., 2023, Bulk and in-situ chemical analysis of meteorite Berduc, an L6 chondrite, Journal of Earth System Science, Date of Publication: 27/01/2023
  5. Y. Srivastava, A. Kumar, A. Basu Sarbadhikari, D. Ray, V. M. Nair, A. Das, A. D. Shukla, S. Sathiyaseelan, R. Ramachandran, B. Sivaraman, S. Vijyan, N. Panwar, A. J. Verma, N. Srivastava, A. Rani, G. Arora, R. R. Mahajan and A. Bhardwaj, 2023, The Diyodar meteorite fall in India, Current Science, 152 VOL, Date of Publication: 24/01/2023
  6. S.A. Haider, K. Durga Prasad, Siddhi Y. Shah, 2023, The magnetically controlled ionopause boundary observed by LPW onboard MAVEN within magnetic pile-up region of Mars, ICARUS, Date of Publication: 10/01/2023
  7. Biraja P Das, Amit Basu Sarbadhikari, Yash Srivastava, N G Rudraswami, and Dipak Kumar Panda, 2023, Petrogenesis of HED clan meteorites: Constraints from crystal size distribution, Journal of Earth System Science, Date of Publication: 15/02/2023
  8. Neha Panwar, Neeraj Srivastava, Megha Bhatt, Anil Bhardwaj, 2023, Compositional diversity in the Mare Marginis and Mare Smythii: An insight into the volcanism in the region, Icarus, Date of Publication: 21/02/2023
  9. Trinesh Sana, SK Mishra, 2023, Plasma sheath around sunlit moon: monotonic and non-monotonic structures, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Date of Publication: 01/03/2023
  10. Vikas Soni and Kinsuk Acharyya, 2023, The Effect of Metallicity on the Nonequilibrium Abundance of Hydrogen-dominated Exoplanet Atmospheres, Astrophysical Journal, Date of Publication: 25/03/2023
  11. Trinesh Sana, SK Mishra, 2023, Electrostatic Charging of Crater’s Surface over Sunlit Moon, Plasma Physics Reports , Date of Publication: 27/03/2023
  12. SK Mishra, 2023, A Discussion on Electrostatics within Permanently Shadowed Craters on Moon, Plasma Physics Reports , Date of Publication: 27/03/2023
  13. J. P. Pabari, 2023, Likelihood of Martian moons as dust sources in light with Juno observations, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Date of Publication: 07/04/2023
  14. Neha Chauhan, Yaspal Sundriyal , Sameeksha Kaushik, Poonam Chahal , D.K. Panda, D. Banerjee , Ambili Narayanan, A.D. Shukla, 2023, Chronology and paleoclimatic implications of the upper Ganga catchment floods since Marine Isotopic Stage-2, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Date of Publication: 18/04/2023
  15. S. Misra, P. Srivastava, S. Ghosh, A.K. Das, S. Dey and D. Ray , 2023, An alternative view on size and impact history of Ramgarh Crater, India: Evidence from high-resolution remote sensing imagery and gravity data, Journal of Earth System Science, Date of Publication: 05/05/2023
  16. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery, V.J. Rajesh, Rishitosh K. Sinha, Devika Padmakumar, K.S. Sajinkumar, 2023, Evolutionary history of western Eos Chaos of Valles Marineris, Mars: Insights from morphological characteristics, Geosystems and Geoenvironment, Date of Publication: 12/05/2023
  17. Rishitosh K. Sinha, Alka Rani, Trishit Ruj, Anil Bhardwaj, 2023, Geologic investigation of lobate scarps in the vicinity of Chandrayaan-3 landing site in the southern high latitudes of the moon, Icarus, Date of Publication: 17/05/2023
  18. D. Ray, A.D. Shukla and Anil Bhardwaj, 2023, Meteorite fall in Bhojade village, Kopargaon taluk, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India, Current Science, Date of Publication: 25/05/2023
  19. M. Bhatt, C. Wöhler, J. Rogall, K. Aravind, S. Ganesh and A. Bhardwaj, 2023, Unique regolith characteristics of the lunar swirl Reiner Gamma as revealed by imaging polarimetry at large phase angles, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Date of Publication: 06/06/2023
  20. MK Deka, D Mahanta, AN Dev, J Sarma, SK Mishra, E Saikia, 2023, Features of shock wave in a quantized magneto plasma under the influence of ionic pressure anisotropy and anisotropic viscosity, AIP Conf. Proc. , Date of Publication: 08/06/2023
  21. MK Deka, D Mahanta, AN Dev, J Sarma, SK Mishra, E Saikia, 2023, Propagation of ion beam modes in a spin degenerate quantum magneto plasma in presence of ionic pressure anisotropy, AIP Conf. Proc. , Date of Publication: 08/06/2023
  22. Ramakant R. Mahajan, 2023, Investigating noble gases and nitrogen in Zag (H3-6) and ALH 77216 (L3.7–3.9): The ordinary chondrites with solar type neon and argon, Polar Science, Date of Publication: 15/06/2023
  23. Rajiv R. Bharti, Isaac B. Smith, Shital H. Shukla , 2023, Subsurface study of the Tharsis graben system using SHARAD data, Icarus, Date of Publication: 15/06/2023
  24. Rishitosh Kumar Sinha, Dwijesh Ray, Tjalling De Haas, Susan J. Conway, and Axel Noblet, 2023, Morphologic and Morphometric Differences between Gullies Formed in Different Substrates on Mars: New Insights into the Gully Formation Processes, Earth Surface Dynamics, Date of Publication: 20/06/2023
  25. K. Durga Prasad, Megha Bhatt, Amitabh A, Ambily G, Sachana Sathyan, Dibyendu Misra, Neeraj Srivastava, Anil Bhardwaj, 2023, Contextual Characterisation Study of Chandrayaan-3 Primary Landing Site, Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society Letters, Date of Publication: 03/08/2023
  26. Trinesh Sana, SK Mishra, 2023, Plasma Sheath around Chandrayaan-3 Landing Site: A Case Study, The Planetary Science Journal, Date of Publication: 07/09/2023
  27. Richa N. Jain, R. K. Choudhary,  Anil Bhardwaj, T. Imamura, Anshuman Sharma, and Umang K. Parikh, 2023, Turbulence dynamics and flow speeds in the inner Solar Corona: Results from radio-sounding experiments by the Akatsuki spacecraft, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 525, Issue 3, pp.3730–3739 (2023)., Date of Publication: 21/10/2023
  28. Saranya R. Chandran, James S., Aswathi J., Devika P., Sadeeda M., R.B. Binoj Kumar, Anil Chavan, Subhash Bhandari, K.S. Sajinkumar, 2023, A compendium of the best-preserved terrestrial hypervelocity impact crater in a basaltic terrain: The Lonar, India, Earth-Science Reviews, Date of Publication: 21/10/2023
  29. Neha Panwar, Neeraj Srivastava, 2023, Scaliger Crater Region on the Moon: Implications for the Australe North Basin and magmatism in the region, Icarus, Date of Publication: 21/10/2023
  30. Shah, S. Y.,  Haider, S. A., & Korablev, O., 2023,  Impact of Mars GDS 2018 on the chemistry of water, nitrogenated and deuterated cluster ions: NOMAD observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Date of Publication: 31/10/2023
  31. R. P. Bourman, C. V. Murray-Wallace, D. Panda, S. Buckman, D. Banerjee, D. D. Ryan, and L. T. White, 2023, Tsunami or Storm? A high-level coastal boulder field on the southern tip of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Date of Publication: 02/11/2023
  32. Ramakant R. Mahajan, 2023, Nitrogen isotopic ratio and abundance in selected ordinary chondrites: clues for their formation in proto-planetary disk, Astrophysics and Space Science, Date of Publication: 01/12/2023


  1. Tanu Singh, Neeraj Srivastava, Megha Bhatt, Anil Bhardwaj, 2022, Geology of the Crüger-Sirsalis Basin: Evidence for prolonged volcanism in the southwestern near side of the Moon, Icarus, Date of Publication: 03/01/2022
  2. Arpit Patel, Himanshu Mazumdar, Bhumi Patel, 2022, A new approach for pulse amplitude measurement using Lagrange’s interpolation for radiation or particle detectors, Advances in Space Research, Date of Publication: 24/01/2022
  3. S. A. Haider, Y.S. Siddhi, J. Masoom, Varun Sheel, T. Kuroda, 2022, Impact of dust loading on ozone, winds and heating rates in the atmosphere of Mars: Seasonal variability, climatology and SPICAM observations, PSS, Date of Publication: 18/01/2022
  4. Manish N. Sanghani, L. Lajaunie, Kuljeet K. Marhas, W. D. A. Rickard, S. S.-Hsiao, Z. P. H. Shang, D.-C. Lee, J. J. Calvino, M. Bizzarro , 2022, Microstructural and Chemical Investigations of Presolar Silicates from Diverse Stellar Environments, Astro Physical Journal, Date of Publication: 01/02/2022
  5. Richa N. Jain, R. K. Choudhary, Anil Bhardwaj, Umang Parikh, Bijoy K. Dai, and Roopa M. V, 2022, A study on the solar coronal dynamics during the post-maxima phase of the solar cycle 24 using S-band radio signals from the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 511, Issue 2, April 2022, Pages 1750–1756, Date of Publication: 14/02/2022
  6. S. K. Mishra, Trinesh Sana, 2022, Mitigating massive triboelectric charging of drill in shadowed region of Moon, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Date of Publication: 15/02/2022
  7. Deepali Singh, Rishitosh K. Sinha, Priyadarshini Singh, Nidhi Roy, and Saumitra Mukherjee, 2022, Astrobiological Potential of Fe/Mg Smectites with Special Emphasis on Jezero Crater, Mars 2020 Landing Site, Astrobiology, Date of Publication: 15/02/2022
  8. A. Chavan, S. Sarkar, A. Thakkar , J. Solanki , C. Jani, S. Bhandari, S. Bhattacharya, B. Desai, D. Ray, A. Shukla , Sajinkumar K.S., S. Mitra, S. Gupta, G. Chauhan and M. G. Thakkar, 2022, Terrestrial Martian Analog Heritage of Kachchh Basin, Western India, Geoheritage, Date of Publication: 01/03/2022
  9. Satvika Jaiswal, Ramakant R. Mahajan, Mamata Ngangom, 2022, Neon in interior of the asteroid Vesta and comparison with the terrestrial planets, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences: X, Date of Publication: 02/03/2022
  10. Debabrata Banerjee, 2022, A new quest for the Moon, Current Science, Date of Publication: 09/03/2022
  11. J. P. Pabari, S. Nambiar, R. K. Singh, Anil Bhardwaj, K. A. Lad, K. Acharyya, J. M. Jakhariya, S. Jitarwal, Rashmi and V. Sheel, 2022, IDP detection in Earth environment: Prediction of plasma capture efficiency and detector response to high-energy particles, Planetary and Space Science, Date of Publication: 16/03/2022
  12. Kinsuk Acharyya, 2022, Understanding the impact of diffusion of CO in the astrochemical models, PASA, Date of Publication: 18/03/2022
  13. Ramakant R. Mahajan, D. Raychaudhuri, A. Dutta, Anil D. Shukla, 2022, Cosmogenic records and noble gases in Mukundpura CM2.0 carbonaceous chondrite, Planetary and Space Science, Date of Publication: 23/03/2022
  14. D. Ray, D.K. Panda , G. Arora , S. Ghosh , S.V.S. Murty and S. Chakraborty, 2022, Petrochemistry and Oxygen Isotope of Karimati (L5) Chondrite, a 2009 Fall in Uttar Pradesh, India, Journal Geological Society of India, Date of Publication: 28/03/2022
  15. Haider, S. A., Thirupathaiah, P., Batista, I. S., Abdu, M. A., Sobral, J.H. A., & Gobbi, D. (2022). Modeling and causative mechanism of OI 630.0 nm nightglow emission over Cachoeira Paulista (22.7 oS, 45oW)–Brazil: Seasonal and temporal variability. Advances in Space Research, 69(2), 889-904
  16. Thirupathaiah, P., Haider, S. A., & Masoom, J. (2022). Simulation of photoelectron flux, electron density, emission rate and limb intensity of CO (a3π) Cameron bands in the Martian thermosphere: Comparisons with (1) SPICAM and IUVS observations and (2) other model calculations. Journal of Earth System Science, 131(2), 1-15 
  17. Haider, S.A., Mahajan, K.K., Bougher, S.W. et al. Observations and Modeling of Martian Auroras. Space Sci Rev.218, 32 (2022).
  18. Susarla Raghuram, Anil Bhardwaj, and Maneesha Dharwan, 2022, Model for Nitric oxide and its dayglow emission in the Martian upper atmosphere using NGIMS/MAVEN measured neutral and ion densities., Icarus, 382, 115010 (2022), Date of Publication: 02/05/2022
  19. Ravi Sharma and Neeraj Srivastava, 2022, Detection and classification of potential caves on the flank of Elysium Mons, Mars, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Date of Publication: 20/05/2022
  20. Vrinda Mukundan, Smitha V. Thampi, Anil Bhardwaj, 2022, M3 Electron Density Layer in the Dayside Ionosphere of Mars: Analysis of MAVEN ROSE Observations, Icarus, 384, 115062 (2022), Date of Publication: 22/05/2022
  21. Ray, D., Ghosh, S., 2022, The unusual low Mg rock clasts from Lohawat Howardite, India: Petrogenetic implications, Journal of Earth System Science, Date of Publication: 01/06/2022
  22. Ramakant R. Mahajan, 2022, Noble gases, cosmic ray exposure and radiogenic ages in selected ordinary chondrites, Advances in Space Research, Date of Publication: 21/06/2022
  23. A. Rani, A. Basu Sarbadhikari, D. R. Hood, O. Gasnault, S. Nambiar, S. Karunatillake, 2022, Consolidated Chemical Provinces on Mars: Implications for Geologic Interpretations, Geophysical Research Letters, Date of Publication: 14/07/2022
  24. S. Tuhi, Harish, K.B. Kimi, K. Vigneshwaran, K.S. Sharini, R.K.S. Priya,  S. Vijayan, 2022, Ma'adim Vallis, Mars: Insights into episodic and late-stage water activity from an impact crater, Icarus, Date of Publication: 09/08/2022
  25. K.B. Kimi, Harish, Vijayan S, 2022, Mare filled craters on the moon, Icarus, Date of Publication: 07/10/2022
  26. Debabrata Banerjee, 2022, Modelling electric permittivity of ice–rock mixtures and implications regarding permittivity-based ice detection techniques in the 1–1000 Hz range, Current Science, Date of Publication: 10/10/2022
  27. Kalyana Srinivasa Reddy, P., Serla, J.K., Durga Prasad, K. , 2022, Insolation and Temperature on the Moon. , Encyclopedia of Lunar Science. Springer, Cham., Date of Publication: 12/10/2022
  28. S. Sarkar, H, Moitra, S. Bhattacharya, A. Dagar, D. Ray, S. Gupta, A. Chavan, A.D.Shukla, S. Bhandari, 2022, Spectroscopic studies on the Puga Hot Spring Deposits, Ladakh, an astrobiological Martian analog site in India, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planet), Date of Publication: 13/10/2022
  29. Rishitosh K. Sinha and Dwijesh Ray, 2022, Morphological changes currently occurring in sand-filled gully channels on Mars: Implications for the role of substrates inside channels, Icarus, Date of Publication: 01/11/2022
  30. Harish, Kimi K.B., S. Tuhi, S. Baliyan, N. Mangold, M.R. Elmarry, Vijayan S., 2022, Shallow subsurface basalt layer along Cerberus Fossae, Mars: Insights from SHARAD, HiRISE, and CRISM analysis, Icarus, Date of Publication: 03/11/2022
  31. K. Durga Prasad, Vinai K. Rai, S.V.S. Murty, 2022, A Comprehensive 3D Thermophysical Model of the Lunar Surface, Journal of Earth and Space Science, Date of Publication: 07/12/2022
  32. Yash Srivastava, Amit Basu Sarbadhikari, James M. D. Day, Akira Yamaguchi & Atsushi Takenouchi, 2022, A changing thermal regime revealed from shallow to deep basalt source melting in the Moon, Nature Communications, Date of Publication: 09/12/2022
  33. S.K. Goyal, A.P. Naik, P. Sharma, 2022, Characterization of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) for Space Exploration, Advances in Space Research, Date of Publication: 11/12/2022
  34. Vrinda Mukundan, Paul Withers, Francisco González-Galindo, Smitha V. Thampi, Anil Bhardwaj, and Marianna Felici, 2022, Atypically Intense and Delayed Response of the Martian Ionosphere to the Regional Dust Storm of 2016: A Study Using MAVEN Observations and Models, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Date of Publication: 23/12/2022


  1. Siddhi Y. Shah, S.A. Haider, G.J. Molina-Cuberos, M.A. Abdu, I.S.Batista, A coupled model of the D and   E regions of Mars' ionosphere for flare and non- flare electron density profiles, Icarus, 361, 114403 (2021),
  2. Shahad AlMutawa, Tariq Majeed, Omar AlAryani, Stephen.W. Bougher, Paul Withers, Syed.A. Haider, Achim A. Morschhauser, On the horizontal currents over the martian magnetic cusp Adv. & Space Research., Accepted (2021),
  3. Rishitosh K. Sinha and Dwijesh Ray, 2021, Extensive glaciation in the Erebus Montes region of Mars, ICARUS, Date of Publication: 24/05/2021
  4. S. K. Mishra, On the possibility of dust acoustic waves over sunlit lunar surface, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), 503, 3965 (2021).
  5. S. K. Mishra, Nonlinear dust acoustic perturbations within dusty plasma over sunlit lunar surface, Physics of Plasmas 28, 033702 (2021).
  6. S. K. Mishra and Shikha Misra, Photo-induced thermionic emission from CNT cluster array: Edge effects, Asian Journal of Physics 30, 163 (2021).
  7. Vrinda Mukundan, Smitha V. Thampi, Anil Bhardwaj, Xiaohua Fang, 2021, Impact of the 2018 Mars global dust storm on the ionospheric peak: A study  using a photochemical model, Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2021JE006823 (2021). , Date of Publication: 16/05/2021
  8. Jha, P., Das, P. and Ray, D. , 2021, Understanding genesis of iron oxide concretions present in Dhandraul (Vindhyan) Sandstone: Implications information of Martian hematite spherules, Journal of Earth System Science, Date of Publication: 26/02/2021
  9. Harish, S Vijayan, N Mangold, 2021, Evidence for fluvial and glacial activities within impact craters that excavated into a Noachian volcanic dome, Icarus, Date of Publication: 18/02/2021
  10. Ray, D., Misra, S. and Nelson, D.R. , 2021, Lunar feldspathic meteorite Dhofar 081- Petrochemical constraints on petrogenesis, Journal of Earth System Science, Date of Publication: 13/02/2021
  11. S. Sathiyaseelan, D. K. Panda, D. Banerjee, D. Ramesh and A. D. Shukla, 2021, Chronology of coastal dune ridges in Vaigai prodelta region, southeastern Tamil Nadu, India, Current Science, Date of Publication: 25/01/2021
  12. Susarla Raghuram, Sonal Kumar Jain, AnilBhardwaj, 2021, Forbidden atomic oxygen emissions in the Martian dayside upper atmosphere, Icarus, Date of Publication: 11/01/2021
  13. Ray, D., Shukla, A.D., Bhattacharya, S., Gupta, S., Jha, P. and Chandra, U. , 2021, Hematite concretions from the Late Jurassic Jhuran sandstone, Kutch, western India: Implications for sedimentary diagenesis and origin of “blueberries on Mars, Planetary and Space Science, Date of Publication: 08/01/2021
  14. C. Krishnaprasad, Smitha V. Thampi, Anil Bhardwaj, Tarun K. Pant, R. Satheesh Thampi, 2021, Ionospheric plasma energization at Mars during the September 2017 ICME event, Planetary and Space Science, Date of Publication: 02/07/2021
  15. Tiwari K., Ghosh S., Miyahara M. and Ray D., 2021, Shock-Induced Incongruent Melting of Olivine in Kamargaon L6 Chondrite, Geophysical Research Letters, Date of Publication: 08/06/2021
  16. Ray, D., Baliyan, S. and Nayak, C., 2021, Progressive aqueous alteration and iron oxidation record in the matrix of Mukundpura CM2 chondrite, a new fall, Advances in Space Research, Date of Publication: 03/06/2021
  17. Ramakant R. Mahajan, Shuhrat A. Ehgamberdiev and Sekhar Naik, 2021, Noble gases and nitrogen in CV3 chondrite Bukhara , Planetary and Space Science, Date of Publication: 02/09/2021
  18. Rajiv R. Bharti, Isaac B. Smith, S.K. Mishra, N. Srivastava, Shital H. Shukla, 2021, SHARAD detection of sedimentary infilling within an unnamed crater near Mangala Fossa region, Mars, Icarus, Date of Publication: 21/09/2021
  19. J. P. Pabari and Trinesh Sana , 2021, Dependence of Martian Schumann resonance on the shape of dust devil and its implications, Current Science, 121, 6, 769-774, 2021, Date of Publication: 25/09/2021
  20. Ghosh, S., Tiwari, K., Niyahara, M., Rohrbach, A., Vollmer, C., Stagno, V., Ohtani, E. and Ray, D., 2021, Natural Fe-bearing aluminous bridgmanite in the Katol L6 chondrite, PNAS, Date of Publication: 05/10/2021
  21. M. B. Dhanya, Smitha V. Thampi, Tirtha Pratim Das R. Satheesh Thampi, Neha Naik, J. K. Abhishek, P. Sreelatha, P. Pradeepkumar, G. Padma Padmanabhan, B. Sundar, Dinakar Prasad Vajja, Amarnath Nandi, Vipin K. Yadav, M. Mohammed Nazeer, P. T. Lali, Rosmy John, A. V. Aliyas, Vijay Kumar Sen, M. Ram Prabhu, A. Ajay Krishna, Tarun K. Pant, and Anil Bhardwaj, 2021, Argon-40 in Lunar Exosphere: Observations From CHACE-2 on Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter, Geophysical Research Letters, Date of Publication: 20/10/2021
  22. S. K. Mishra & Trinesh Sana, 2021, Distribution of charge on floating dust particles over sunlit locations on Moon, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), Date of Publication: 06/10/2021
  23. Varun Sheel, Shefali Uttam, S. K. Mishra, 2021, Numerical simulation of dust lifting within a steady state dust devil, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Date of Publication: 21/10/2021
  24. Rani, A., Basu Sarbadhikari, A., Sinha, R. K., Karunatillake, S., Komatsu, G., & Bates, A., 2021, Evidence of regionally distributed tectono-volcanism in a floor fractured crater of North-Central Arabia Terra, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Date of Publication: 02/12/2021
  25. Sanjeev Kumar Mishra, K. Durga Prasad, Pranav Nath, Deepak Agarwal, S. Sunil Kumar, Anil Bhardwaj, 2021, Effect of lunar landing on its surface, surrounding environment and hardware: A numerical perspective, Planetary and Space Science, Date of Publication: 15/12/2021
  26. S. Vijayan, Harish, K.B. Kimi, S. Tuhi, K. Vigneshwaran, R.K. Sinha, S.J. Conway, B. Sivaraman, Anil Bhardwaj, 2021, Boulder Fall Ejecta: Present day activity on Mars, GRL, Date of Publication: 17/12/2021
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