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Making Terrestrial Planets

Project description

A closer look at the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets

New cutting-edge stable isotope systems will be used to study the accretion and differentiation processes that have shaped the present composition of Earth as well as the moon and Mars. These new systems will be developed by the EU-funded METAL project and used to constrain the origin of the solar system’s volatile element depletion. The project will also quantify the isotopic effects during metal/silicate partitioning and evaporation in all conditions relevant to planetary accretion and differentiation. Another aim is to build a physical model of volatile loss and to study the timing, proportions, fate and nature of the material that accreted to Earth and Mars after core formation. The findings will boost our understanding of the formation and early evolution of terrestrial planets.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Host institution

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
Address
Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 998 750

Beneficiaries (1)

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 998 750
Address
Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments