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Jessica Barnes, Post-Doctoral Research Associate

This event took place on 15th December 2014 at 1:00pm (13:00 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Moon river: is our nearest neighbour really dry?

Jessica Barnes, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, The Open University

For almost 25 years lunatics (people who study the Moon!) thought that our nearest neighbour was completely devoid of water.  It is only in the last six years that we have re-examined the Apollo sample and lunar meteorite collections, and found that this longstanding paradigm may need revising.  In this talk Jess will outline the latest discoveries of ‘volatiles’ (elements that easily become gasses) in lunar rocks and what these findings tell us about water inside the Moon, and where in our Solar System water may have originated.

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