2018 - 2021
The evolution of planets is driven by the composition, structure, and thermal state of their internal core, mantle, lithosphere, crust, and by interactions with possible ocean and atmosphere.
The ET-HOME project addresses the fundamental understanding of the relationships and interactions between those different planetary reservoirs and their evolution through time. It brings further insight into the origin and sustainability of life on planets, including Earth.
The proposed interdisciplinary approach applied in this project goes beyond that of current studies in Earth-System and Planetary Sciences and/or Astronomy by
- Encompassing the entire planet from the upper atmosphere to the deep interior in the frame of the study of its habitability;
- Including, beside the Earth, a whole range of rocky bodies in the Solar System: such as Earth-like planets, natural satellites, and undifferentiated asteroids.