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Deciphering the magnetic record of planetary rocks using spacecraft and laboratory measurements

Project description

Research on magnetised rocks could reveal clues to the early history of terrestrial planets

Magnetised rocks could answer fundamental questions about the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets. Deciphering rocks' magnetic record relies on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of spacecraft magnetic field measurements on the one hand and laboratory measurements of planetary samples on the other. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the PETRA project plans to develop a novel mathematical technique that will allow scientists to extract magnetisation information from both spacecraft and laboratory measurements. Furthermore, they will track the evolution of the terrestrial planets' magnetic field, revealing important information about the planets' thermal state, composition, atmosphere, climate and habitability over various geological periods.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
Net EU contribution
€ 257 619,84
Address
Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 257 619,84

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 77
02139 Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00