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Sampling mantle rocks with the Oman Drilling Project

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This blog post has been written by Elliot Carter, NERC funded PhD student in the Univeristy of Manchester SEES Isotope Group ———————————————————– Back in February I applied to join the Oman Drilling Project, a massive international co-operative scientific endeavour to learn more … Continue reading

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Going Crazy in Paris!

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The 2017 Goldschmidt conference in Paris started yesterday morning, but yesterday I was on a Eurostar train on my way back to the UK from Paris. Several pre-conference workshops took place at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris … Continue reading

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Volcanic Glass: Frozen Mantle Geochemistry in Iceland

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Summer time in research groups usually means two things: conferences and field work.  For me this summer it was field work and I had my first postdoctoral research trip to Iceland. Along with myself was Margaret Hartley a lecturer in … Continue reading

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Research presented at the Goldschmidt 2017 Conference

Several group members are off to Paris at the end of this week for the international Goldschmidt 2017 geochemistry and cosmochemistry conference. The following research will be presented by group members: Process of Volatile Addition to Earth Revealed by Halogens … Continue reading

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New group paper: Granular avalanches on the Moon: Mass-wasting conditions, processes and features

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This blog was written by Prof. Peter Kokelaar (formally Liverpool University) and Ricci Bahia (University of Manchester SEES PhD student) about a new paper published in JGR-Planets.  —————————————————————- The Moon is believed to have formed from the same giant impact event that … Continue reading

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New Group Paper: Impact Shock State of the Lunar Highlands

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The Moon is approximately ~4.5 billion years old.  During this time it has experienced significant bombardment from asteroids and comets. Such high-velocity bombardment causes damage to the local bedrock through the passing of high pressure shock waves during the impact … Continue reading

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80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

Greeting form Albuquerque! It’s about 7:45 am here, and thanks to jetlag I’ve been awake several hour already. I haven’t ventured outside yet, but it is going to be hot. It’s summer, and that means it is confence season. Our … Continue reading

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New Group Paper: Meteorites from the lunar highlands

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The Apollo missions visited 6 geologically complex sites of interest on the lunar surface during the 1969-1972 period and brought back around 382 kg of samples back to Earth for analysis. This amount of material has provided an idea of how … Continue reading

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The Moon: Putting an end to “been there, done that”.

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“Surely there is nothing left to learn from the Moon?” As a lunar scientist this is one of the easiest questions to answer, along with “the Moon landings were faked weren’t they?” NO, the Moon landings were not faked. NO … Continue reading

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EGU Conference 2017: Trying out a new type of interactive presentation

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Vienna: One of the most culturally rich and diverse capital cities in the world and home to this years’ European Geosciences Union (EGU) annual meeting. I was fortunate enough to attend this meeting during the first part of the week in … Continue reading

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