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

+44 (0)20 7942 5074

Meteorites group blog

  • The bits of dust that fill up Space: first look

    Museum scientists Ashley King and Anton Kearsley have co-authored an article published in Science on 14 August 2014 on the first laboratory analysis of interstellar dust grains.Have you ever wondered what exists beyond the solar system? Most people t...
    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:48:59

  • 150 years of the ancient Orgueil meteorite

    As well as keeping you informed about our research we're going to use this blog to let you know more about our meteorite collection, especially the ones that aren't currently out on display.  All of us in the meteorite group are off to Casablanc...
    Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:26:13