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Viewing the daily frames obtained by the NASA MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, Geochemistry, and Ranging) mission, we can enjoy an amazing flight over the surface of the planet Mercury. We know that surprises are hidden among the images
The Rosetta mission was approved in 1993, and was successfully launched in 2004 to fly to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Finally, we have reached the target.
Starting my masters in geophysics, and then choosing a thesis focusing on numerical models of mantle convection at CEED, I did not think I would get to travel. I was then excited when my supervisor suggested that I should go to the GeoMod2014 conference held in Potsdam in the start of September. Being both excited and a bit nervous at the same time, the owner was probably not that ready.
Have you heard of the mantle rocks hanging out on the Norwegian mountains? It seems not many people have, which is strange because they’ve been there for at least the last Eon or so. This is the tale of my field work looking at these rocks over the last summer. These mantle rocks have hidden themselves well amongst a thin unit of mixed metamorphosed oceanic sediments called a Melange. The melange unit is trapped structurally below the Middle Allochthon crystalline nappes. It is thin but stretches all the way from the Bergen arcs and about 400km north-eastwards to Røros (and beyond?).