New Group paper – The Moon: An Archive of Small Body Migration in the Solar System

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The Moon’s surface is absolutely covered in impact craters. These range in size from the behemoth South Pole-Aitken basin, which is a staggeringly ~2500 km in diameter and 13 km deep, all the way down to microscopic impact craters on … Continue reading

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New paper: Warm Archean oceans reconstructed from oxygen isotope composition of early-life remnants

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The following summary has been written by Dr Romain Tartèse, who is a visitor in the SEES University of Manchester Isotope Group. ——————— There is strong evidence in the geological record suggesting that life started on the Earth more than 3 billion years … Continue reading

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Goodbye Rosetta

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Yesterday we bid a fond farewell to the European Space Agency‘s (ESA’s) Rosetta mission, after 12 and a half year hurtling 7.9 billion km through space. The Rosetta spacecraft launched in March 2004, on a 10 year journey to Comet … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission!

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OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer) is NASA’s latest sample return mission, which launches just after midnight tonight. The probe will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida, beginning its journey towards the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx will … Continue reading

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Autumn 2016 Events

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Hello! After a fun summer, which saw the inaugural Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank, a dinosaur wandering round Cheshire in the rain, and trips to Japan and German (yes, I did get my Spaghettieis, 2 in fact!) for conferences, its … Continue reading

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Perseids Meteor Shower August 2016 – tonight!

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Early morning of 12th August 2016 – for those of you in the northern hemisphere with clear skies (good luck Manchester folks!) you should be treated to a bumper show of shooting stars from the annual Perseids meteor shower. Earth … Continue reading

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Europlanet RPIF 3D Planetary Imaging Workshop

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Our adventure begins in Holmbury St. Mary: A beautiful town in the Surrey countryside and home to the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL). Situated in a manor house once belonging to the Guinness family, MSSL is an off-campus department of … Continue reading

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79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

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This weekend several members of the group are Berlin-bound for the 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. This annual conference attracts researchers from all over the world and covers various aspects of planetary science, but focuses on studies of … Continue reading

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Bluedot Festival

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This weekend saw the inaugural Bluedot Festival take place at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. The festival takes its inspiration from scientist Carl Sagan who famously described the Earth as a “pale blue dot” in the vast universe. With that in … Continue reading

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Goldschmidt 2016 conference

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Several group members recently presented their latest research findings at the 2016 Goldschmidt conference. This international meeting attracts researchers from all over the world to present the latest findings from across a wide range of geochemistry disciplines (think water pollution to deep Earth … Continue reading

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