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Making Planets on Earth: How Experimental Petrology Is Essential to Planetary Exploration

Whitepaper #102 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: surface/geological evolution; interior evolution and volcanism; laboratory studies

Published onMar 18, 2021
Making Planets on Earth: How Experimental Petrology Is Essential to Planetary Exploration

Our knowledge of the solar system relies upon our ability to interpret a limited set of observations. Experimental petrology is the primary way we build fundamental knowledge to interpret planetary data. It must continue as a funded line of research this next decade, with additional funds for technique development to study new and exotic processes.


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