2nd February 2015 – Comets, Asteroids, Meteorites and the Early Solar System

Professor Jamie Gilmour of Manchester University will lead our discussion.

10429257_10204251412718805__medProfessor Gilmour says: “Asteroids and comets are the leftovers from the formation of planets in the early solar system.  Their study can shed light on how the planets grew and, in the case of the Earth at least, became habitable.  I will discuss what we have learnt about these objects and our place in the universe by studying these enigmatic objects whose study is currently being dramatically advanced by the Rosetta Mission.”


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