Space Rocks

What does a piece of the moon look like up close? Or a piece of Mars? Is it really red?

Venture into the fascinating world of Planetary Science and learn about the formation and history of our Solar System.

Hold pieces of the moon, collected by the Apollo astronauts, in your own hands, as well as meteorites from Mars and asteroids. Then use microscopes to examine the meteorites in more detail and see what they are made of.
Discover how 4.5 billion year old meteorites hold the key to understanding the history of our Solar System and how it evolved.

Related links

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences: http://www.sees.manchester.ac.uk

Geochemistry and cosmochemistry at The University of Manchester: http://www.sees.manchester.ac.uk/our-research/research-areas/pes/isotope-geochemistry-and-cosmochemistry/

Group blog: Earth and Solar System

Twitter: @EarthSolarSystm

Facebook: Earth and Solar System

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