Phil Carter’s work on the cover of JGR-Planets

Our paper on the energy budget of giant impacts is on the cover and all over the word cloud for the issue: Read more: The energy budgets of giant impacts Carter, P. J., S. J. Lock, S. T. Stewart, J. Geophysical Research: Planets 125, e2019JE006042, doi:10.1029/2019JE006042, 2019.

By |2020-02-21T16:23:42-08:00February 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Phil Carter’s work on the cover of JGR-Planets

Congratulations, Dr. Lock!

Dr. Simon Lock has completed his dissertation on "The formation, structure and evolution of terrestrial planets." He is now a postdoctoral researcher at Caltech.

By |2018-09-24T14:01:43-07:00September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations, Dr. Lock!

New Model for Lunar Origin

We present a new model for lunar accretion with a terrestrial synestia. The Moon is depleted in volatile elements compared to Earth. Our model explains the pattern and magnitude of depletion of these elements. The key is understanding the pressures and temperatures of the rock vapor environment around the growing Moon. More information about our [...]

By |2018-09-27T20:37:15-07:00February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Model for Lunar Origin

Synestia, a New Type of Planetary Object

Graduate student Simon Lock and Sarah Stewart define and explain a new type of planetary object. A synestia is formed by a giant impact. Synestias are an important stage of terrestrial planet formation, leading to mixing within the structure and the formation of moons. Our work is published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research Planets. [...]

By |2017-05-22T15:30:46-07:00May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Synestia, a New Type of Planetary Object
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