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New group paper: Liquid water on Mars less than 227 million years ago

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Dr Martin Guitreau, who was based in the SEES Isotope group, has prepared this blog post about his new research paper. ————————————- Two researchers from the University of Manchester (UK), Université Clermont Auvergne (France), Université de Lorraine (France), and CNRS … Continue reading

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European Lunar Symposium

The past week a number of us have been at the European Lunar Symposium, here in Manchester. Over 100 scientists from across Europe gathered to discuss all things Lunar. The range of talks was fantastic! From Lunar geochemistry to Lunar … Continue reading

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50th Birthday of Allende

Last month today marked the 50th birthday of the meteorite Allende. An observed fall in Mexico, this meteorite turned out to be a very special find, often earning the moniker of ‘the best-studied meteorite in history.’ We caught up with … Continue reading

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Antarctic meteorite search plans

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We have previously posted about the upcoming UK Antarctic meteorite search expedition that is being led through a collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the British Antarctic Survey. They are now posting … Continue reading

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Fieldwork in the land of ice and fire

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At the end of July Dr Katie Street and myself went back into the field to collect a new selection of samples from Iceland. This mostly involved driving through different regions of Iceland in a 4×4 truck to sample from … Continue reading

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Meteorites in Paris

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There is a currently a fantastic exhibition in the Paris Natural History Museum (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) on Meteorites: From Sky to Earth. Due to run until mid June this year, with a possible extended run, anyone with an interest in … 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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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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Research presented at the Goldschmidt 2017 Conference

Several group members are off to Paris at the end of this week for the international Goldschmidt 2017 geochemistry and cosmochemistry conference. The following research will be presented by group members: Process of Volatile Addition to Earth Revealed by Halogens … Continue reading

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New Group Paper: Impact Shock State of the Lunar Highlands

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The Moon is approximately ~4.5 billion years old.  During this time it has experienced significant bombardment from asteroids and comets. Such high-velocity bombardment causes damage to the local bedrock through the passing of high pressure shock waves during the impact … Continue reading

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