Author Archives: Francesca McDonald

The Moon: Putting an end to “been there, done that”.

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“Surely there is nothing left to learn from the Moon?” As a lunar scientist this is one of the easiest questions to answer, along with “the Moon landings were faked weren’t they?” NO, the Moon landings were not faked. NO … 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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UK Planetary Forum, Early Career Scientists’ Annual Meeting

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Friday 17th January 2014 saw the 11th Early Career Scientists’ annual meeting take place at the Open University in Milton Keynes. The free event was expertly organised by the committee of the UK Planetary Forum and there was an extensive … Continue reading

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