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New ‘Meteorite hunt!’ activity

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Earth and Solar System has a new fun activity called ‘Meteorite hunt!’ we have been trialing with group members and put into practice at the Science Museum Lates event last Wednesday in London. Funded by a grant from the Royal … Continue reading

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New exciting meteorite project

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  We are involved with a new exciting project to go and search for meteorites in Antarctica! You may well have seen our previous blog about a study looking into the possibility of there being some missing types of iron … Continue reading

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New paper by group members: Are there meteorites trapped just below the surface of the ice in Antarctica?

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As many of you know many of our group’s research activities involving studying samples from asteroids and planetary surfaces that have been delivered to Earth as meteorites. Meteorites are recovered on Earth either as ‘falls’, when they are witnessed falling as … Continue reading

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New paper by group members – sampling the mantle in Antarctica

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*article written by Dr. Michael Broadley and Prof. Ray Burgess. The Earth’s mantle makes up more than 80% of the Earth by volume and has controlling influence on the generation of the Earth’s crust, the oceans and the atmosphere. The … Continue reading

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ANSMET meteorite hunting 2012-2013 season draws to an close

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Happy New Year! This is a continuation of my two earlier University of Manchester Earth and Solar System blogs here and here about being part of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) meteorite hunting team in Antarctica. The ANSMET program, … Continue reading

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Getting ready to head out to the field to hunt for meteorites

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This is a continuation of my earlier University of Manchester Earth and Solar System blog about being part of the ANSMET meteorite hunting team in Antarctica. The ANSMET programme, funded by the Polar Office of the US National Science Foundation … 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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Greetings from Antarctica

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You might have read my earlier Earth and Solar System blog about taking part in the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) programme. The project is funded by the Polar Office of the US National Science Foundation, NASA and the Smithsonian, … Continue reading

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Meteorites on Ice

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This past winter (2011-2012) I was lucky enough to join the Antarctic Search for  Meteorites  (ANSMET) team to hunt for meteorites in Antarctica. The ANSMET programme, funded by NASA and the US National Science Foundation and run between Case Western Reserve … Continue reading

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