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Planetary Science: Exploring Other Worlds

By Leanne Gunn Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit another planet? What would it look like? How high are its mountains? Has life ever existed there? Planetary scientists are the explorers of these other worlds.

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Posted in Geology, Physics, Space

What’s at the bottom of the ocean?

By Leanne Gunn It may seem crazy, but we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the ground beneath our oceans. Yet beneath the sea is a whole underwater landscape with valleys, mountains and even volcanoes. 

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Posted in Geology

MURFI Rover Trial: UK scientists prepare to drive rovers on Mars

By Leanne Gunn The popularity of science fiction films and books shows us that there is something very exciting about exploring other worlds and planets. For many people this stops at fiction, however, for planetary scientists, like Dr Matthew Balme and

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, Geology, News, Physics, Space

Volcanoes… To ooze or to boom?

By Leanne Gunn Volcanoes come in lots of shapes and sizes. It is all down to the style of the eruptions that they produce. Some have steep slopes and erupt with big explosions, throwing vast quantities of rock and ash high

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Posted in Chemistry, Exploring Science, Geology

Geology Rocks – The “Choc” Cycle

By Leanne Gunn   To most people a rock is just a rock, nothing noteworthy or special, but to a geologist rocks are puzzle pieces full of evidence about the history of our planet.  This blog post explains the rock cycle and contains a simple activity

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