New group paper: Chlorine isotope composition of Apollo 14 lunar rocks

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Chlorine belongs to a group of elements known as the halogens, which are important tracers to investigate questions related to planet formation processes or habitability, for example (more on that in this previous blog entry on halogens in chondrite meteorites). … Continue reading

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Meteorites in Paris

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There is a currently a fantastic exhibition in the Paris Natural History Museum (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) on Meteorites: From Sky to Earth. Due to run until mid June this year, with a possible extended run, anyone with an interest in … Continue reading

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45 years since Apollo 17 – LPSC 2018

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Group members John Pernet-Fisher and Ricci Bahia are back from the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) at the Woodland, Texas.  Hot weather, good Mexican food, and jam-packed talks on planetary science made for a memorable time! Below are … Continue reading

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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018

Its mid-March, and we all know what that means… It is almost time for the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), which will be taking place in The Woodlands, Texas next week. Work by several members of our research … Continue reading

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Lego Saturn V

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We got a Lego Saturn V! Like a bunch of 14 year old kids (more like a bunch of 5 year old kids, but the box said suitable for ages 14+!) we’ve been excitedly building it one bag at a … Continue reading

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New group paper about a recently discovered lunar meteorite

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This blog post has been written by PhD student Xiaojia Zeng, who visited the group in 2016 on a Chinese Academy of Sciences placement. Xiaojia previously wrote a great blog for us about China’s lunar exploration programme, and Katie Joy visited … Continue reading

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Once in a Super Red and Blue Moon!

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Red or blue? Its an important question here in Manchester*, and the answer can never be both! However it seems if you’re the Moon you can be red and blue at the same time! But I don’t think that results … Continue reading

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VMSG 2018 Conference

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  Several members of the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry research group attended the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) annual conference at the start of January at the Leeds City Museum. The conference provides the opportunity for volcanic and magmatic … Continue reading

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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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