Author Archives: Romain Tartese

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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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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