Author Archives: Natalie Curran

UKPF 13th Early Careers Planetary Scientists Meeting

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Last Friday several of the group headed out of the lab for a day packed full of space…science. It was the UK Planetary forum’s 13th Early Career Planetary Scientists’ Meeting held at the University of Leicester. The annual meeting is … Continue reading

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TOUCHDOWN Chang’e 3

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Oh yes, Chang’e 3 has successfully made its descent to the lunar surface, and how soft it was. Exciting stuff, as yes this really is the first time something has visited (and not crashed into) the moon in 37 years. … Continue reading

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Chang’e 3 Lift-off TODAY!!! Journey to the Moon

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Today will hopefully mark a great day for lunar science and space exploration!! China’s Chang’e 3 mission was scheduled to launch at 1.30am Monday morning (17.30 Sunday, British time). If the mission is successful it will be the first time … Continue reading

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Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston

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Hello! Over the last month or so I and a few of the other interns have been able to experience some of the big attraction around Houston. Now by big attractions I am speaking mainly about NASA’s amazing Johnson Space … Continue reading

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Houston we have a problem…Nat is here!!!

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Sorry about the title guys, had to be done at some point. Anyways hello from Houston everyone! And oh my is it hot!!! I have been here 4 weeks already (time flies when you’re having fun and working hard of … Continue reading

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Weekly News Round-Up 29.03.13

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Hello readers, hope you all had a fun and exciting week. We sure did!! Yesterday we got our brand spanking new mass spectrometer to play with. I know a few of our bloggers are well up for testing its powers. … Continue reading

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Weekly News Round-Up 22.03.13

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Howdy readers!! now as the usually team for the weekly round up are busy in Houston, I’m going to continue the awesome work they’ve been doing… I hope 🙂 Houston Voyager has ‘left’ the Solar System!! Voyager-1 spacecraft (NASA) was … Continue reading

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outReaching the new generation of planetary scientists

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Hello readers!! This past month Sarah, Mark and myself have had the pleasure of being involved in two secondary school visits to SEAES, both year 8 classes. Now I say pleasure but being both mine and Marks first school visits, … Continue reading

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Did we really land on the Moon? What the rocks tell us…

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This has been a controversial topic ever since Neil Armstrong took those famous first steps on the Moon back in 1969. Now rather than discuss the conspiracy and ‘hoax’ theories that are always put out there I figured I’d go … Continue reading

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Never stop Exploring – Why do we study the Moon?

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First off I’ll let you into a secret, my names Natalie and I’m a lunar geologist. You guessed it, I study moon rocks, and by rocks I mean small samples of grains and ‘dust’, but awesome nevertheless. My job here … Continue reading

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