Cosmochemistry

Introducing: The Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group at The University of Manchester

How did Earth form? What was the composition of the starting material that made Earth, and how does its composition today differ from that starting material? How is Earth similar to or different from other planets in our Solar System, and how do we explain those similarities or differences?  Earth, our home planet, is a great starting to point to answer questions like these. But Earth is an active planet, we have earthquakes, volcanoes, weather, etc., and the geological record from when it first formed 4.5 billion years ago has been overwritten. To properly answer these questions, and fully understand our Earth and its role in our Solar System, we… Read More »Introducing: The Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group at The University of Manchester