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“Manchester, this is Houston. Do you copy?” Part Two

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As mentioned in a previous blog post (“Manchester this is Houston. Do you copy?”) Sam and I spent 10 weeks of our summer at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston Texas partaking in a graduate internship program. However, … Continue reading

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Comets: Atmospheres, water, and life?

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Comets may have brought the water that gave rise to the oceans, the atmosphere, and potentially life to Earth. Continue reading

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Stardust workshop at Timber Cove, California (Feb. 4 to 9, 2011)

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The focus of this meeting was to discuss recent results from the Stardust mission which was the first space mission ever to collect and return cometary material (from comet 81P/Wild 2) and contemporary interstellar dust in 2006. Material collection was … Continue reading

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