Tag Archives: Meteorites

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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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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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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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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Interested in studying planetary science at university level (and beyond…)?

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Have you always had a fascination with space and wondered how the Earth fits into our understanding of how planets form and evolve through time? Have you ever wondered what the conditions were for life to start and how geological … 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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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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78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

This week is the 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Berkeley, California, and several members of our group will be presenting their research at the meeting. In fact, I’m writing this while in a big tin can somewhere … 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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