New paper about xenon and iodine in nanodiamonds

A waypoint in the journey from interstellar space to atmosphere. Article written by Jamie Gilmour. Minute quantities of xenon and iodine trapped in nanometre size grains of diamond found in meteorites tell a story about how the elements that make … Continue reading

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New paper about the lunar crust by group members

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The Lunar Highlands: Old Crust, New Ideas * This new review article by group members John Pernet-Fisher and Katherine Joy outlines how our understanding of lunar crustal formation has evolved over the past few decades. Mankind first set foot on the Moon … Continue reading

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UKPF 13th Early Careers Planetary Scientists Meeting

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Last Friday several of the group headed out of the lab for a day packed full of space…science. It was the UK Planetary forum’s 13th Early Career Planetary Scientists’ Meeting held at the University of Leicester. The annual meeting is … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again… the LPSC abstract deadline!

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For the planetary scientist’s in the group its that time of year where everyone is working silly hours to make sense of their data and write it up for the Lunar and Planetary Science Meeting, which will be held this … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from Earth and Solar System

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Thank you to all who have visited the Earth and Solar System blog in the last year and who have come along to our events in the Manchester area. We all look forward to seeing you in 2016. We hope … Continue reading

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New paper by group members about the unique meteorite NWA 7325

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A new paper about the unique, ungrouped achondrite meteorite Northwest Africa (NWA) 7325 is now available online. Several group members, including Jamie Gilmour, Katherine Joy, Sarah Crowther and Patrica Clay, have contributed to this paper, along with colleagues from the … Continue reading

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‘Catch a Shooting Star’ – New Display at the Manchester Museum

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Ever wanted to put your hand on Mars, the Moon or an asteroid and can’t wait for commercial spaceflight to one day fly you there as a space tourist? Well imagine no longer, you can get your hands on amazing … Continue reading

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What is the next phase of human and robotic space exploration activities?

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International space agencies are working together to map out the possible architectures for the next phase of human and robotic exploration activities including to asteroids, the moons of Mars and, eventually Mars itself and beyond. See http://www.globalspaceexploration.org/wordpress/ for more information … Continue reading

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New paper by Paul Tar about Planetary Image Analysis

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A new paper by Paul Tar et al. published in Advances in Space Research looks at training computers, rather than people, to identify features on planetary landscapes. The story of our solar system’s evolution encoded in the landscapes of planets, … Continue reading

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New paper by group member Brian O’Driscoll about ophiolite rocks from Norway

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New paper by Brian O’Driscoll and colleagues discusses terrestrial mantle melting processes. Earth’s mantle is the major terrestrial reservoir by volume (>80%), and its mechanical properties and chemical composition are markedly different from those of the crust and core, reflecting over 4.5 … Continue reading

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