Earth and Solar System presents Space Rocks!

What does a piece of the Moon look like up close? Have you held the core of an asteroid?

We’re bringing space rocks to Bluedot! Join the Earth and Solar System team from the Department
of Earth and Environmental Sciences to hold pieces of the Moon collected by the Apollo astronauts.

Get up-close and personal with meteorites from asteroids, the Moon and Mars. Spotting​ ​rocks​ ​from​ ​space is​​ easy​ ​when​ ​​they’re still​ hurtling​ through ​​the ​​sky.​ ​But​ ​once​ ​they’ve landed, how​ can we​ tell them from​​ other​ boulders,​ stones​ or​ pebbles? Try​ ​out​ ​some​ ​space​ sleuthing​ ​yourself​ ​by​ ​trying​ ​out​ ​the​ ​tricks​ ​and​ ​techniques ​used​ by​ astro-geologists from the Earth​ ​and​ ​Solar​ ​System​ ​team​ to find meteorites here on Earth.

While you’re here, venture into the fascinating world of Planetary Science, learn about the formation and history of our Solar System, and discover how 4.5 billion year old meteorites hold the key to understanding the history of our Solar System and how it evolved.

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