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Astronomical Solutions over Geological Time

Project description

Earth's geology helps trace the evolution of the motion of our solar system

As the Earth spins around its axis and rotates around the sun, its motion changes over time due to the gravitational pull of the moon and other planets. Evidence suggests that, over millions of years, these variations have significantly altered the Earth's climate. Mathematical models using changes in Earth’s orbit and spin to derive changes in the geological record have taken us back to the end of the Mesozoic era (66 million years ago) when the age of the dinosaurs ended, but it is difficult to 'see' further into the past. The EU-funded AstroGeo project is tackling the problem in reverse; the team plans to use the geological record to predict the orbital evolution of the solar system earlier than previously possible. A database of solutions will provide a new window on the evolution of our solar system.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 2 267 706,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 2 267 706,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 231 250,00
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00