Date: Saturday 16th November | Time: 2.15pm – 3.15pm
Prof Hilary Downes
Professor of Geochemistry Birkbeck University Of London
“Lost planets of the Solar System”
The early Solar System was a violent place. Before the familiar planets were formed, several earlier generations of small planets and asteroids were formed and were destroyed by impact and collisions. One planet is thought to have smashed into the growing Earth and formed the Moon from the collision. This talk will present evidence for the existence of these lost worlds, from which only tiny fragments remain, hiding in our meteorite collections.