Studying Rocks Found on Earth for Clues About Space

9:34 minutes

With samples from over 1,800 separate meteorite falls around the world, ASU’s Center for Meteorite Studies claims the world’s largest university-based meteorite collection. Meenakshi Wadhwa explains how meteorites can teach researchers about the history of the solar system.

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Meenakshi Wadhwa

Meenakshi Wadhwa is director of the Center for Meteorite Studies and professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.