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Extraterrestrial Materials Research Meeting 2016 – a great success!

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The Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group of The University of Manchester hosted a meeting on extraterrestrial materials on Tuesday 1st November 2016 at the Manchester Museum. The aim of the meeting was to provide an opportunity for the UK planetary science … 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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UKPF 13th Early Careers Planetary Scientists Meeting

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Last Friday several of the group headed out of the lab for a day packed full of space…science. It was the UK Planetary forum’s 13th Early Career Planetary Scientists’ Meeting held at the University of Leicester. The annual meeting is … Continue reading

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‘Catch a Shooting Star’ – New Display at the Manchester Museum

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Ever wanted to put your hand on Mars, the Moon or an asteroid and can’t wait for commercial spaceflight to one day fly you there as a space tourist? Well imagine no longer, you can get your hands on amazing … Continue reading

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What is the next phase of human and robotic space exploration activities?

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International space agencies are working together to map out the possible architectures for the next phase of human and robotic exploration activities including to asteroids, the moons of Mars and, eventually Mars itself and beyond. See http://www.globalspaceexploration.org/wordpress/ for more information … Continue reading

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New paper by group member Rhian Jones about extraterrestrial apatite

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A new paper in Elements Magazine about the importance of the mineral apatite in extraterrestrial rocks is co-authored by group member Rhian Jones with colleague Francis McCubbin from the University of New Mexico. Apatite is an important mineral because it … Continue reading

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion Capsule – A new era of space travel?

As many of you know, a large area of our group’s research is based around extra-terrestrial materials; interplanetary dust particles, meteorites and lunar rocks to name just a few. As such, we are highly interested in the future of manned … Continue reading

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MAVEN; Where Did Mars’ Atmosphere Go?

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The MAVEN space probe launched today with the goal of unraveling the puzzle of how Mars lost most of it’s atmosphere and liquid water. It is the first space probe dedicated to purely studying Mars’ upper atmosphere, and will shed … Continue reading

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Weekly News Round-Up 21.06.13

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Happy Friday! Well would you look at that – we’ve managed to do these updates on time for 3 weeks in a row now! A great improvement over last month, keep up the good work.  So what’s going on this … Continue reading

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Weekly News Round-Up 14.06.13

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Hello readers! It’s me again, here with your weekly news round-up. We’re getting back to normal again now and we have a great deal lined up for you all in the near future! Stay tuned for a wide range of … Continue reading

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