Goldschmidt 2016 conference

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Several group members recently presented their latest research findings at the 2016 Goldschmidt conference. This international meeting attracts researchers from all over the world to present the latest findings from across a wide range of geochemistry disciplines (think water pollution to deep Earth … Continue reading

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New paper: A robotic mission concept to return samples from the Schrödinger basin.

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It has been over 40 years since man last stood on the Moon and returned lunar samples to Earth.  The 12 brave astronauts returned 382 kg of samples (with an extra 0.326 kg from Russian Luna missions), analysis of which … Continue reading

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Summer Events

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Summer 2016  – Euros in France, Olympics in Brazil, ice cream, BBQs and sunscreen. Here at Earth  and Solar System HQ summer 2016 also means some big events for us to look forward to.   Bluedot Festival One of our … Continue reading

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How are Apollo samples looked after? No problems here Houston!

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Group members John Pernet-Fisher and Katherine Joy recently visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas to attend the New Views of the Moon 2 symposium, and to undertake some preliminary Apollo science planning work.  The location of NASA’s mission … Continue reading

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The past, present, and future of China’s deep-space exploration

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Today’s blog has been written by PhD student Xiaojia Zeng who is visiting our research group on a scholarship from the the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Xiaojia is researching the geological evolution of several lunar meteorites. Below he outlines Chinese planetary … Continue reading

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What have we learnt from lunar exploration?

There is a new interactive way to explore the Moon! The European Space Agency (ESA) have gathered a range of lunar scientists and exploration experts from across Europe to talk about what we know about the Moon from exploring with robotic … Continue reading

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D.I.N.G.U.E 4

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A number of the Earth & Solar System team attended the Developments In Noble Gas Understanding and Expertise (DINGUE, or “Crackpot” in French) conference held in the beautiful city of Nancy in France last week; a chance for scientists to discuss new … Continue reading

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Interested in studying planetary science at university level (and beyond…)?

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Have you always had a fascination with space and wondered how the Earth fits into our understanding of how planets form and evolve through time? Have you ever wondered what the conditions were for life to start and how geological … Continue reading

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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2016

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This time last week most of the country was enjoying an extra day off work. Some of us were also grateful for the extra day to get over jet lag before going back to work, having just returned from the … Continue reading

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What are the next steps in exploring the Moon?

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European Space Agency – Solar System manned exploration plans – part 2 As outlined in our previous blog post (here) international space agencies are working together to map out the possible architectures for the next phase of exploration activities including … Continue reading

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