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First light on new Manchester meteor observation camera

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Earlier this year we installed a new meteor all sky view camera at the University of Manchester. The camera was donated by Jim Rowe to Ashley King, who is a research scientist at the Natural History Museum in London and … Continue reading

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The Moon as a Potential Resource

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The Moon is likely the next destination for human exploration of the Solar System. There will be a need to sustain humans for a long-duration on its surface, and many people are raising some interesting questions about what resources the … Continue reading

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

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This summer, Ben and I are taking part in the Exploration Science Summer Intern Program at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas. We arrived at the end of May to start the 10-week program which is open … Continue reading

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From Chile to Manchester, and beyond! A lab season at the University of Cambridge

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I’m Javiera, a 2nd year PhD student, originally from Santiago, Chile. I studied my undergrad in Geology at the University of Chile, having the Andes as my training yard. I first came to Manchester in 2015 during my undergrad for … Continue reading

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New group paper: Chlorine isotope composition of Apollo 14 lunar rocks

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Chlorine belongs to a group of elements known as the halogens, which are important tracers to investigate questions related to planet formation processes or habitability, for example (more on that in this previous blog entry on halogens in chondrite meteorites). … Continue reading

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Meteorites in Paris

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There is a currently a fantastic exhibition in the Paris Natural History Museum (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) on Meteorites: From Sky to Earth. Due to run until mid June this year, with a possible extended run, anyone with an interest in … Continue reading

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45 years since Apollo 17 – LPSC 2018

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Group members John Pernet-Fisher and Ricci Bahia are back from the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) at the Woodland, Texas.  Hot weather, good Mexican food, and jam-packed talks on planetary science made for a memorable time! Below are … Continue reading

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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018

Its mid-March, and we all know what that means… It is almost time for the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), which will be taking place in The Woodlands, Texas next week. Work by several members of our research … Continue reading

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Lego Saturn V

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We got a Lego Saturn V! Like a bunch of 14 year old kids (more like a bunch of 5 year old kids, but the box said suitable for ages 14+!) we’ve been excitedly building it one bag at a … Continue reading

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New group paper about a recently discovered lunar meteorite

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This blog post has been written by PhD student Xiaojia Zeng, who visited the group in 2016 on a Chinese Academy of Sciences placement. Xiaojia previously wrote a great blog for us about China’s lunar exploration programme, and Katie Joy visited … Continue reading

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