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“Manchester, this is Houston. Do you copy?”

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This summer, Ben and I are taking part in the Exploration Science Summer Intern Program at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas. We arrived at the end of May to start the 10-week program which is open … Continue reading

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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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45 years since Apollo 17 – LPSC 2018

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Group members John Pernet-Fisher and Ricci Bahia are back from the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) at the Woodland, Texas.  Hot weather, good Mexican food, and jam-packed talks on planetary science made for a memorable time! Below are … 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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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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VMSG 2018 Conference

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  Several members of the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry research group attended the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) annual conference at the start of January at the Leeds City Museum. The conference provides the opportunity for volcanic and magmatic … 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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An Insight into Crater Counting

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This blog post has been written by Prof. Jamie Gilmour —————————————————————————————————————– Wednesday 1st November 2017 was our first ever “Insight into Planetary Science” event, a day when we invite school sixth formers (16-18 year olds) to visit our department (SEES) … Continue reading

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Going Crazy in Paris!

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The 2017 Goldschmidt conference in Paris started yesterday morning, but yesterday I was on a Eurostar train on my way back to the UK from Paris. Several pre-conference workshops took place at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris … Continue reading

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