Searching for Links Between Asteroids and Meteorites

Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Geology Building - Room 3656

Meteorite Gallery Lecture Series

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
(310) 825-2015


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Lecture by Dr. Alan Rubin University of California, Los Angeles

Meteorites are fragmental breccias consistent with the high abundance of impact craters on asteroids and old formation ages of meteorites indicate that they formed on small bodies that cooled within a few million years.

Compositional links are provided by spectral reflectivities that match those of asteroids, and densities that indicate the presence of appreciable metal. LL-chondrite samples were returned to Earth from Asteroid 25143 Itokawa; other spacecraft missions will return more samples during the next decade.

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