Ancient fluids beneath our feet

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This article was written by group member Dr Greg Holland, Senior Lecturer in Terrestrial Noble Gas Geochemistry ————   ————   ———— New group paper: Tracing ancient hydrogeological fracture network age and compartmentalisation using noble gases Very little is understood about the … Continue reading

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Understanding carbon capture and storage

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This article was written by group member Dr Greg Holland, Senior Lecturer in Terrestrial Noble Gas Geochemistry ————   ————   ———— New group paper: Estimating carbon dioxide residence time scales through noble gas and stable isotope diffusion profiles. One potential way … Continue reading

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Around the solar system in 3967 characters

This blog post was written by The Planetary Science team in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. ————— Every three years our group applies to the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for funds to support our research. As … Continue reading

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BPSC and UKPF conferences, Glasgow 2017, from the perspective of an undergraduate

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This blog post was written by Zoe Morland, a 3rd year undergraduate student on the Geology with Planetary Science course. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Last week I embarked on … Continue reading

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Searching for meteorites in the Atacama desert

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In October 2017 Drs Katherine Joy and Romain Tartese from the SEES 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. The trip … Continue reading

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New group paper: Old formation ages of igneous clasts on the L chondrite parent body reflect an early generation of planetesimals or chondrule formation

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The Barwell meteorite is the largest British meteorite. It was seen to fall over Leicestershire on Christmas eve (24th December) 1965, and a total mass of 44 kg has been recovered. The interesting thing about Barwell is that it contains … Continue reading

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New group paper: Halogens in chondritic meteorites and terrestrial accretion

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This blog has been written by group member Dr Patricia Clay ——————————————————————————- Reduced salt is key in Earth’s new recipe  How the Earth acquired its volatile elements, like water, has long interested scientists because they are important in influencing not … Continue reading

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A place in the sun, geology edition: Fieldwork on El Hierro, Canary Islands

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The island of El Hierro, which is the least populated, smallest, and youngest member of the Canary Islands, has been in the spotlight of scientists working on ocean island basalts in the last couple of years. (Ocean island basalts are … Continue reading

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New Group Paper: Investigating the geochemical preservation of 3 billion-year-old microfossils

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Carbonaceous microstructures resembling micro-organisms have been reported from numerous Archean formations (the Archean period ranges between 2.5 and 4.0 billion years ago). However, unequivocally identifying microfossils and their associated metabolism is not trivial in ancient rocks, notably because billions of … Continue reading

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An Insight into Crater Counting

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This blog post has been written by Prof. Jamie Gilmour —————————————————————————————————————– Wednesday 1st November 2017 was our first ever “Insight into Planetary Science” event, a day when we invite school sixth formers (16-18 year olds) to visit our department (SEES) … Continue reading

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