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The Museum's vast collections of meteorites, rocks, minerals and fossils support our staff's unique expertise in natural resources, planetary geology and the evolution of life on Earth.
Earth sciences news
16 March 2018
Museum archaeologists have helped to uncover clues to the people who lived in North Africa 15,000 years ago.
26 February 2018
Plants appeared on Earth 100 million years earlier than scientists previously thought.
22 February 2018
Ancient DNA reveals that the British population was all but wiped out and replaced roughly 4,400 years ago.
14 February 2018
A piece of Martian meteorite is being returned to the red planet by NASA.