Meteorites: photographs of the solar system

Planetary scientists are often found droning on about meteorites, but what makes them so interesting and useful to study? To explain this, we have to understand what a meteorite actually represents to scientists. This can be most easily described by … Continue reading

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Pint of Science and Amazed by Science

Hello, I just wanted to let all our followers know about a couple of events happening later this month: the Pint of Science Festival and Amazed by Science. Pint of Science Explore the hottest scientific topics with world leading experts … Continue reading

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Time for a change…

Hello readers! We’re hard at work at the moment, developing new and exciting posters and event goodies for you- but we want your input! What are the questions that burn in your mind? What areas of planetary science would you … Continue reading

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LPSC coming to an end

It’s the last session on the last day and numbers are dwindling as usual. Just the interested people in each session but the science is still as good as on the first day even though many people have left early … Continue reading

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Chondrules continued

If you remember my old blog from almost two years ago about chondrule formation when you might not be surprised that we had some more of the “entertaining” discussions this morning. The chondrule session was on and they scheduled the … Continue reading

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First talks at LPSC 2014

It is the time of the year again when planetary scientists come together in Houston to discuss their latest findings from meteorites to impact craters, from remote sensing to rover missions. It is the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held … Continue reading

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UK Planetary Forum, Early Career Scientists’ Annual Meeting

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Friday 17th January 2014 saw the 11th Early Career Scientists’ annual meeting take place at the Open University in Milton Keynes. The free event was expertly organised by the committee of the UK Planetary Forum and there was an extensive … Continue reading

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Stargazing LIVE

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The 4th series of  Stargazing LIVE has been on BBC2 this week. If you haven’t seen it, where have you been? Hiding under a rock? Or locked in a lab writing a conference abstract?! This year’s programmes covered a variety … Continue reading

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The Northern Lights go South!

A very quick note from me to all you avid stargazers: A Coronal Mass Ejection was released from the Sun a couple of days ago. That mass ejection was directed towards Earth. But what does that mean to all of … Continue reading

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The ‘Plutonium Problem’

Hello Readers!  Following the exciting news of the Chang’e 3 successfully landing on the moon, I thought I’d focus a little more on what is powering the little rover as it makes its way over the lunar surface. Chang’e 3 … Continue reading

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