Planetary Science Resources

Schools in the UK (and across much of the rest of the world) are closed for the vast majority of children, and we’re all being told to stay at home to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. As many parents … Continue reading

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The LPSC that never was!

Unfortunately due to recent global events, this year the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) was canceled, which means no hot-wings or margaritas for us! Despite the cancellation check out our twitter (@EarthSolarSystm) where we are live tweeting the talks … Continue reading

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National Student Space Conference

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Over the weekend, I attended the 32nd National Student Space Conference, at the University of Birmingham. The event takes place every March and is run by UKSEDS, the society of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. There’s a … Continue reading

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BPSC Highlights

Last week the team headed down to Oxford to attend the 2nd British Planetary Science conference.  It was an excellent showcase of all the the fantastic science that is going on in the UK at the momment, induding talks and … Continue reading

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Lunar eclipse

I’m not really a morning person. After being woken by the alarm every morning during the week, I usually like a bit of a lie in on a Saturday morning. But not yesterday morning, yesterday I was up even earlier … Continue reading

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Atacama meteorite recovery expedition 2019

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In October 2017  Katherine Joy and Romain Tartese from the DEES Isotope Group joined a joint French-Chilean led expedition to the Atacama desert in Chile to search and recover meteorites that will be used for scientific analysis. You can read … Continue reading

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Bubble Experiments at Durham University

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Back in August, I spent 2 weeks with Durham University’s volcanology research group, devising and conducting some experiments. In a nutshell, I was looking at how bubbles behave in a non-Newtonian fluid called hydroxyethyl cellulose solution (HEC solution hereafter), and … Continue reading

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A new LA-ICP-MS lab in Manchester

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Exciting times in Manchester! A few months ago we were awarded a grant by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council to equip ourselves with a new piece of kit. The system comprises an excimer laser (LA) hooked up to … Continue reading

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New group paper: Frozen in Time: Lead isotope fossils in ancient zircons

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This blog post has been written by Prof. Ian Lyon —————————————————————————————– Tiny crystals of zircon (ZrSiO4) are found in many rocks and have become the mineral for measuring the ages of rocks.  This is because zircons contain relatively high amounts … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Cast Season 1

We hope you enjoyed the first season of the Cosmic Cast, thanks to all our guests who came on this year! All our episodes are now available to stream on Spotify and iTunes:   If there are any topics you … Continue reading

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