It’s a little over 50 years since Neil Armstrong made “One small step for man” in becoming the first human being to walk on the Moon. The Apollo astronauts did more than just walk on the Moon, they brought 382 kg of Moon rocks back to Earth for scientific study, which proved to be fundamental to our understanding of the Moon.
Apollo samples aren’t the only extra-terrestrial samples we have here on Earth. Join Dr Sarah Crowther to hear about the different types of extra-terrestrial materials we have on Earth, how they got here, and what we can learn from them. And look forward to new samples due to be returned to Earth in the next couple of years.
Dr Sarah Crowther is a Research Fellow in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester. Sarah is a member of the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group at the University of Manchester. Her research looks at the evolution of the early Solar System through laboratory-based chemical analysis of extra-terrestrial materials. A large part of her research focuses on age-dating meteorites, to unravel the thermal and impact histories of their parent asteroids. Sarah has previously analyses samples returned by NASA’s Genesis mission, the Apollo missions, NASA’s Stardust mission and the Japanese Hayabusa mission. She is a member of the international Initial Analysis Team who have been selected to be the first to receive samples returned by the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission.
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