A Meeting of Minds – LPSC 2012

Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon Science can sometimes be a bit of a lonely pursuit. Sitting at a machine analysing endless samples, producing heaps of numbers, which then have to be processed and evaluated. After that comes the paper-writing stage. Hour upon hour of word processing, bashing out a manuscript to send…

74th Meteoritical Society Meeting, Greenwich

The 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, held at the University of Greenwich, London, in early August was by any measure a great success. In order to accommodate the record number of abstracts submitted to the meeting the organisers had to increase the number of parallel sessions being held from two to three. As…

Mission Control

Comet Hartley 2 imaged by the Deep Impact spacecraft on 4th November 2010. This highly active comet is the subject of a special session at this year’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. (Image: NASA) You might notice an increase in the number of space-related stories in the media over the next week or so. The…

Are we nearly there yet?

(Image: Wikimedia) It has now been well over a week since I made the last entry on this blog. Sorry about that! But I do have a good excuse. Well, sort of a good excuse anyway. It is now only a few days until the start of the Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (MetSoc) in New…