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Collision Course

Collision Course
Adults

Talk

Attenborough Studio

25 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Impacts between space matter occur regularly throughout the solar system, sometimes with devastating effect. When a meteorite hits Earth, it can leave a huge crater and potentially propel rapid climate change. On a smaller scale, dust released by comets and asteroids can damage spacecraft.

Join a Museum researcher to discover how we study impacts in the laboratory. See examples of craters and impacts and handle meteorites from our collections.

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