Meteorites: what they tell us about how planets formed

“Most meteorites are samples of asteroids – small mostly rocky bodies that didn’t get incorporated into planets like the Earth.  They preserve a snapshot of what was going on around the sun as the Earth was forming.  In this talk you’ll find out what sorts of things we are learning about the origin of our planet by studying these leftovers”

More information about Earth and the Solar System

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