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Imperial College London
Consistently rated in the top three UK university institutions, Imperial College London is a world leading science-based university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students (11,000) and staff (6,000) of the highest intern...
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The Geological Society
Dr Richard Ghail, Imperial College London, UK
According to Dr Richard ...
According to Dr Richard Ghail, a Research Associate at the Imperial College in London, the key to life on Earth has less to do with the stabilizing effect of the Moon and more to do with the increase in the Earth's density when the Moon was created.
Dr Richard Ghail, an expert ...
Dr Richard Ghail, an expert on Venus at Imperial College London, is highly sceptical of this Goldilocks theory, however.
"For me, the key thing is that Venus has a lower density than the Earth," he
told the BBC
In Dr Ghail's
opinion, this has led to a spiral of doom for Venus.
Without a turbulent core, no magnetic field was generated.
said: "When you think about it, there was this one amazing chance event [a collision that flung off the Moon] that made the Earth the way it is.
Richard Ghail at Imperial College London
Dr. Richard Ghail, a ...
Dr. Richard Ghail, a geologist at Imperial College London, will explain...
Royal Astronomical Society
On a broader front, Richard Ghail (Imperial College, London) will review the theory of plate tectonics.Despite its success in accounting for volcanism and earthquake activity on Earth, there are still a number of questions that remain unresolved.Why is plate tectonics only found on Earth?Did plate tectonics operate during our planet's early history?Ghail will argue that a more general theory of plate tectonics is required in order to understanding of the role of volcanism on terrestrial planets.
...Richard Ghail (Imperial College London): "A general theory of plate tectonics."