Neighborhood Lecture Series
Our Neighborhood Lectures provide an opportunity to explore the world from the perspective of scientists who are working at the leading edge of scientific discovery. The lectures begin at 6:30 PM EDT and last for approximately one hour, followed by a brief question and answer period. Please note that registration will be required to access the Zoom webinar. We will also be streaming to our YouTube channel.
You're invited to take a trip back in time! In 2020, JAXA's Hayabusa2 mission returned samples of the carbonaceous asteroid Ryugu to Earth. Soon, the rare Ryugu samples will make their way to our campus, where cosmochemist Larry Nittler will study them for clues about the formation of our early Solar System. In this Asteroid Day edition of our Neighborhood Lecture, Nittler will discuss why we care about asteroid missions and how he uses these special space rocks to learn how the Solar System formed 4.5 billion years ago. The lecture will be streaming live on our Zoom webinar (registration required) and on our YouTube channel.
Bringing Asteroids to Earth: A Trip to the Early Solar System
Asteroid Day | June 30, 2021 | 6:30 PM EST
Presented by Dr. Larry Nittler
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