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‘CLEVER Planets’ Project

‘CLEVER Planets’ Project Aims to Discover How to Create Habitable Planets

Researchers on the CLEVER Planets project, supported by a $7.7 million grant from NASA in 2018, are already making advances in understanding how Earth and other rocky planets attained the elements required to support the rise of life.

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Mantle ‘Tantrum’ Released Burst of Volatiles at End of Archaean Eon 22 November 2019 Feature

Natural processes that move carbon through Earth, like plate tectonics, subduction, and volcanic…

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‘CLEVER Planets’ Project Aims to Discover How to Create Habitable Planets 26 April 2019 Feature

The start of the deep carbon cycle on Earth was vital to creating a planet where life could evolve…

Evaporating Rocks and Planetary Formation: An Interview with Edward Young 16 October 2017 Feature

 In a new paper [1] in Nature, Remco Hin at the University of Bristol, UK, and colleagues, examined…

Comets Made Significant Contributions to Early Earth 23 June 2017 Feature

A new analysis of comet ice and dust collected by Rosetta, a spacecraft launched by the European…

Half of Carbon Transported to Mid-Ocean Ridges Remains Trapped Below 29 March 2017 Feature

Researchers thought that this process efficiently moves deep carbon, carried by the magma, and…

Connecting the Surface and the Deep: Geochemical Cycles and Fluid-Rock Interactions Inside Earth 18 November 2016 Feature

Deep underground, fluids circulating in Earth’s crust and mantle transport carbon, sulfur and other…

Study Suggests Earth’s Carbon Originated in a Planetary Smashup 9 September 2016 Feature

In a new study published in Nature Geoscience, DCO scientist Rajdeep Dasgupta (Rice University, USA…

New Model Simulates Carbon Transport in Earth’s Mantle 18 August 2016 Feature

The depth at which mantle materials melt depends on the elements present in the rock, particularly…

New Estimates of Volatiles in Melt Inclusions 27 July 2016 Feature

During a volcanic eruption, these exsolved magmatic fluids return to the atmosphere. Sometimes,…

New Mantle Reference Model Probes Volatile Recycling During Subduction 26 May 2016 Feature

With the onset of plate tectonics, surface elements began cycling into deep Earth via subduction…

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