Washington, DC—New work from the Geophysical Laboratory’s Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period in our Solar System’s youth when planets were forming and their cores were created. Their findings are published by Nature Geoscience.
Shaunna Morrison is a postdoctoral associate from the University of Arizona. She is working with Bob Hazen on mineral network analysis, mineral ecology, mineral evolution and the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Svetlana Shkolyar is a Carnegie Fellow coming from Arizona State University. She is working with Andrew Steele and George Cody on Mars sample return biogenicity protocol for the Mars 2020 mission. Svetlana holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.A. in Mass Communication, an M.S.
The AGU Fall Meeting 2016 will take place in San Francisco, CA from December 12-17. Many staff members and postdoctoral associates from the Geophysical Laboratory will attend this year.
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Washington, DC— Did you know that there are at least 17 crystalline forms of ice, many of them formed under extreme pressures, such as those found in the interiors of frozen planets? New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Timothy Strobel has identified the structure of a new type of ice crystal that resembles the mineral quartz and is stuffed with over five weight percent of energy-rich hydrogen molecules, which is a long-standing Department of Energy goal for hydrogen storage.
Asmaa Boujibar is a Carnegie Fellow from NASA Johnson Space Center. She explores various aspects of planetary differentiation using high pressure and temperature experiments.