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About aimeesmith1995

I am a 2nd year PhD student at The University of Manchester studying the formation of chondrules in the early Solar System. I experimentally reproduce chondrules in the lab using a furnace to determine the temperatures and cooling rates required to form the various types observed in chondritic meteorites.

Mission Cup 2021 Semi Finalist: OSIRIS-REx – TAG You’re It

The Mission: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission was launched on the 8th of September 2016, with its target being the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. It’s the first U.S. asteroid sample return mission and is due to return to Earth in 2023 with primitive asteroid … Continue reading

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Mission Cup 2021 Semi-Finalist: Cassini Huygens – an amazing voyage to the outer solar system

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This post was written by Brendan Mccormick Kilbride, who nominated Cassini Huygens for Mission Cup 2021. ——————– The Cassini-Huygens mission was a collaboration by NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency to study Saturn, its moons and … Continue reading

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A pit stop geological tour of the West Coast of America!

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This summer, Sam, Ben, Brad (Ben’s brother) and I decided to go on a road trip around the West Coast of America after Sam and Ben had finished taking part in the Exploration Science Summer Intern Program at the Lunar … Continue reading

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