The Planetary Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in Saint Louis

February 15, 2010

EARTH magazine article

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The magazine EARTH has an article about Prof. Fegley and Laura Schaefer’s work on the exoplanet CoRoT-7b in it’s January 2010 issue. The article is titled “Today’s Forecast: Quartz with a Chance of Feldspar” and is available both online and in the print issue.

December 21, 2009

Chapter on Early Earth Atmosphere

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Bruce Fegley and Laura Schaefer have co-written a chapter on the Earth’s earliest atmospheres with Kevin Zahnle of NASA Ames.  The chapter will appear in a book about the origins of life edited by Dave Deamer and Jack Szostak. A preprint of the chapter is available here.

December 1, 2009

CoRoT-7b article in Finnish astronomy magazine

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finmagThe Finnish astronomy magazine Tähdet ja avaruus (trans: Stars and Space) has published an article about the exoplanet CoRoT-7b. The article highlights calculations performed by Laura Schaefer and Bruce Fegley, which were described in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.  The article, written by Sakari Nummila, is available here.

October 2, 2009

A chapter in Exoplanet Chemistry

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Katharina Lodders has written an invited chapter on Exoplanet Chemistry for the forthcoming book Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets (R. Barnes, ed, Wiley).

September 21, 2009

Paper on Accretionary Atmospheres for Icarus

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Laura Schaefer and Prof. Fegley have submitted a paper entitled Chemistry of Atmospheres formed during accretion of the Earth and other terrestrial planets to the journal Icarus. A preprint of the article can be downloaded by clicking on the link.

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