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.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologymechanical engineeringvehicle engineeringaerospace engineeringastronautical engineeringspacecraft
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringsignal processing
- natural sciencesphysical sciencesopticsmicroscopy
- natural sciencesphysical sciencesastronomyplanetary sciencesplanets
- natural sciencesmathematics
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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