Author Archives: Sarah Crowther

About Sarah Crowther

I'm a Post Doc in the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group. I study xenon isotope ratios using the RELAX mass spectrometer, to try to learn more about the origins and evolution of our solar system. I look at a wide range of samples from solar wind returned by NASA's Genesis mission to zircons (some of the oldest known terrestrial rocks), from meteorites to presolar grains.

Earth and Solar System on Instagram

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Just a quick post to let you know that we’re branching out into the world of Instagram – so if you like pictures of rocks, space rocks, and general earth and planetary science related goodness why not checkout our new … Continue reading

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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018

Its mid-March, and we all know what that means… It is almost time for the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), which will be taking place in The Woodlands, Texas next week. Work by several members of our research … Continue reading

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Lego Saturn V

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We got a Lego Saturn V! Like a bunch of 14 year old kids (more like a bunch of 5 year old kids, but the box said suitable for ages 14+!) we’ve been excitedly building it one bag at a … Continue reading

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Once in a Super Red and Blue Moon!

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Red or blue? Its an important question here in Manchester*, and the answer can never be both! However it seems if you’re the Moon you can be red and blue at the same time! But I don’t think that results … Continue reading

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Ancient fluids beneath our feet

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This article was written by group member Dr Greg Holland, Senior Lecturer in Terrestrial Noble Gas Geochemistry ————   ————   ———— New group paper: Tracing ancient hydrogeological fracture network age and compartmentalisation using noble gases Very little is understood about the … Continue reading

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Understanding carbon capture and storage

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This article was written by group member Dr Greg Holland, Senior Lecturer in Terrestrial Noble Gas Geochemistry ————   ————   ———— New group paper: Estimating carbon dioxide residence time scales through noble gas and stable isotope diffusion profiles. One potential way … Continue reading

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Around the solar system in 3967 characters

This blog post was written by The Planetary Science team in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. ————— Every three years our group applies to the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for funds to support our research. As … Continue reading

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BPSC and UKPF conferences, Glasgow 2017, from the perspective of an undergraduate

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This blog post was written by Zoe Morland, a 3rd year undergraduate student on the Geology with Planetary Science course. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Last week I embarked on … Continue reading

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New group paper: Old formation ages of igneous clasts on the L chondrite parent body reflect an early generation of planetesimals or chondrule formation

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The Barwell meteorite is the largest British meteorite. It was seen to fall over Leicestershire on Christmas eve (24th December) 1965, and a total mass of 44 kg has been recovered. The interesting thing about Barwell is that it contains … Continue reading

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