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New Group Paper: A new look at volatile elements in a carbonaceous chondrite meteorite found on the Moon

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The Moon’s surface is covered by a layer of soil, known as regolith. This is an important boundary between the Moon and the surrounding space environment, where there are records of the Moon’s interaction with the solar wind, cosmic rays … Continue reading

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Introduction to our 1st year PhD student

Hi, my name is Helen and I’m the newest PhD student to join the research group here in Manchester. My project involves trying to understand how rocky planets such as our own came to have such large quantities of carbon, … Continue reading

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New group paper: Frozen in Time: Lead isotope fossils in ancient zircons

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This blog post has been written by Prof. Ian Lyon —————————————————————————————– Tiny crystals of zircon (ZrSiO4) are found in many rocks and have become the mineral for measuring the ages of rocks.  This is because zircons contain relatively high amounts … Continue reading

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New group paper: H and Cl isotope characteristics of indigenous and late hydrothermal fluids on the differentiated asteroidal parent body of Grave Nunataks 06128

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With a total mass of ~650 grams, the meteorites Graves Nunataks (GRA) 06128 and 06129 are two large paired stones found by the US ANSMET team during the 2006 season in the Graves Nunataks area of the Transantarctic Mountains. The … Continue reading

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