Marco Polo and Meteorites

Radio Astrobiology: Marco Polo and Meteorites

Astrobiology Magazine presents a new podcast with our host Simon Mitton. In this interview, Beda Hofmann, an astrobiologist at the Natural History Museum in Bern, Switzerland, explores the links between meteorites, asteroids, and astrobiology. Europe’s proposed Marco Polo Mission would land on an asteroid, drill down for samples, and return them to Earth. As Hofmann explains, the samples will be older than any rocks on Earth, and may contain important clues on the formation of the solar system.

Clicking on the title "Marco Polo and Meteorites" will launch the podcast program. (Running time = 8:50)


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