Non-Identical Twins

Not quite Venus! Somewhere nice in Aussois, France (image Maurienne-tourisme) We may have to wait a bit before we have samples from Venus (see last entry), but that doesn’t stop us finding out a lot more about our twin planet, thanks to ESA’s Venus Express probe. Twin planet! Well I guess that’s pushing it a…

New York, New York

So last Thursday lunchtime, a group of us, armed with cake and sandwiches, met to take a first look at the talks and posters to be presented at the Meteoritical Society Meeting, to be held in New York later this summer. As is usual practice, each presentation is summarised in a short abstract and it…

Hit-and-Run Collision – no reported injuries

So, here are some of the highlights we picked from the MetSoc program during our recent lunchtime meeting. (If some of the terms are a bit confusing have a look in the “Jargon Buster” section for a more detailed explanation). Kicking things off on the first morning of the conference, there is a session on…

A meeting about a meeting

Later this summer (26th -30th July), the 73rd Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society will take place in New York. This is certainly the single most important scientific meeting for discussion of new research results on space rocks. The programme for the event has just been announced. So later today, at our weekly meteorite research…