Stones from the sky: A heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science
Presenter: Colin Pillinger
Published: November 2012
Age: 18-22 and upwards
Views: 897 views
Tags: meteorite Mars
Source/institution: Royal Society
Meteorites provide us with laboratory samples from distant bodies including asteroids, comets, the moon, Mars and even ancient stars. Witnesses to the extraordinary event when one is seen to fall from the sky, or anyone finding a sample on the ground, also have a story to tell. It’s a potent mix for science communication, not just by scientists but to scientists.