Geology in Space: Meteorites and Cosmic Dust
Geology no longer is the study of the Earth. Rocks are found throughout the universe on other planets, asteroids and comets and as debris ranging in size down to the tiniest pieces of stardust.
Matt Genge, a planetary scientist and geologist from Imperial College London, discussed the geology of space, recorded in meteorites and cosmic dust, showing that the principles of geology still hold true far beyond the bounds of our home world.
|Geology in Space: Meteorites and Cosmic Dust|
|Fallen Stars: All about Meteorites
This presentation will describe general meteorite classifications, important and historical finds, scientific studies, and will include actual samples to help people understand the world of meteorites.
|The Meaning of Meteorites
Thousands of tonnes of meteoritic material lands on Earth every day, mostly unnoticed. Occasionally in Earth history, very large impacts occur and can have a dramatic effect on the history of life.
|New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon
Join Scripps geochemist James Day to learn how advances in technology are allowing researchers to probe chemical signatures in moon rocks more thoroughly, offering exciting new information about how planets may have formed and evolved.
|Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy
This course will be an introductory astronomy survey course with a strong emphasis in planetary science.
This course will introduce basic physics, chemistry, and math to understand planets, moons, rings, comets, asteroids, atmospheres, and oceans.
|Survey of Astronomy
This course tries to answer these questions and many more, providing a comprehensive overview of the objects and events beyond the Earth's atmosphere and the Earth itself, as a planetary member of the Solar System.