Extraterrestrial materials

We are studying extraterrestrial materials and data from the Moon, Sun, Mars, comets and asteroids to discover more about the origin and evolution of the solar system.

Contact us

Prof Sara Russell
Head of the Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

+44 (0)20 7942 5074
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Meteorites group blog

  • New paper: Modal mineralogy of CI and CI-like chondrites by X-ray diffraction

    Some meteorites, called CI chondrites, contain quite a lot of water; more than 15% of their total weight. Scientists have suggested that impacts by meteorites like these could have delivered water to the early Earth. The water in CI chondrites is loc...
    Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:45:58

  • Shooting Stars @ the Natural History Museum

    We’re delighted to announce the start of a new meteorites project called Shooting Stars @ the Natural History Museum that aims to observe meteors over the UK. Meteors (also known as shooting stars) are dust and rocks from space that genera...
    Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:36:45