Miss Helena Bates

Miss Helena Bates

PhD Student Meteorites

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
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Mineralogy Collections

Christopher Miller, Helena Bates, Michael RumseyNatasha AlmeidaStephen Stukins

Summary

I am unravelling the history of an unusual group of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that are believed to be similar to a certain group of water bearing asteroids; two of which are the targets of a JAXA sample return mission and a NASA sample return mission, Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx. I want to compare the meteorites we have here on Earth to these asteroids, by using spectroscopic techniques, in order to say something about asteroid evolution.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London, UK, 2012 - 2016

Introduction

Summary

I am unravelling the history of an unusual group of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that are believed to be similar to a certain group of water bearing asteroids; two of which are the targets of a JAXA sample return mission and a NASA sample return mission, Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx. I want to compare the meteorites we have here on Earth to these asteroids, by using spectroscopic techniques, in order to say something about asteroid evolution.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London, UK, 2012 - 2016