My interest in planetary science is simple – I want to know why Earth is so strange. Examples of the questions which drive me are shown below:
- Why does Earth have plate tectonics?
- What role has plate-tectonics played in manipulating the chemistry of Earth’s surface environment?
- How has Earth sustained life for so long?
- Why is Venus so similar in mass and composition (the most Earth-like planet ever observed), but so very different in term of geodynamics ?