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From Dust to Planets: Clues from Meteorites

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

An X-ray mosaic of the elements Magnesium (Red), Calcium (Green), and Aluminum (Blue) in "Kainsaz", a primitive meteorite being studied by Dr. Denton Ebel.

An X-ray mosaic of the elements Magnesium (Red), Calcium (Green), and Aluminum (Blue) in “Kainsaz”, a primitive meteorite being studied by Dr. Denton Ebel. Click for a larger image. (Image Courtesy of Dr. Denton Ebel, AMNH)

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Join Dr. Denton Ebel, curator at the American Museum of Natural History, to explore the sources of interplanetary dust and meteorites. Discover how these “left-overs” from the early history of the Solar System provide clues to the origin of the planets. On our journey, the NCMNS’s own Dr. Rachel Smith will pilot fly-through-the-Universe software called OpenSpace as we focus on the structure of the Solar System and the origins of Earth and the super-dense planet Mercury!

Dr. Ebel is a geologist specializing in meteorites: pieces of planets and “leftovers” from the formation of the solar system. The distant, resource-rich asteroid belt is his field area. He serves as the Chair of the Division of Physical Sciences and Curator of Meteorites at the American Museum of Natural History.

Details

Date:
September 22
Times:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Virtual
NC United States

Organizer

Chris Smith
919.707.9956