The TRR 170 " Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets " was awarded a DFG grant of about 9 Mio € for its second funding period (2020-2023). TRR 170 projects continue to study how terrestrial planets are formed. Current spokesperson is Thorsten Kleine at the Institut für Planetologie, University of Münster (WWU). Other projects are located at Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, and the German Aerospace Center.
Aug 06, 2020
Last week, the premiere of a science movie made in Potsdam took place at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam. The movie shows how not only geological forces shape Earth's surface, but also biological processes. These two fundamentally different influences are being explored along the Chilean coastal mountains...
Oct 31, 2019
50 years ago, the Apollo 11 mission brought the first humans to the Moon. Today, TRR 170 geologists work on those lunar rock samples that were brought back to provide new insights into the origin of Moon and Earth. Read more here
Jun 13, 2019
On November 26, 2018, NASA has successfully deployed the InSight (short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander on Mars. ...
Nov 26, 2018
A new book on Earth’s oldest rocks, 2nd Edition, co-edited by Elis Hoffmann in collaboration with Martin van Kranendonk at University of New South Wales and Vickie Bennett at ANU.
Oct 12, 2018
Gibt es Leben auf fernen Planeten? Kaum eine Frage fasziniert die Menschheit sowie diese.
Oct 09, 2018
The magnetic field of a low-mass star can lead to magma oceans and strong volcanic activity on closely orbiting rocky planets due to induction heating - this has been shown in a new study published in Nature Astronomy, co-authored by Prof. Lena Noack from the geochemistry group at FU Berlin.
Oct 23, 2017