From Stardust to the Solar System

Professor Ryan Ogliore, Department of Physics, Washington University
April 15, 2017 at 10:00 am
201 Crow
Event Description 

Our solar system, full of exotic and diverse worlds, emerged from a disk of dust and gas four and a half billion years ago. From recent discoveries of planetary systems around other stars in our galaxy, we now know that the formation of the solar system was probably not a unique event. In this talk I will describe what we have learned about the formation and evolution of the solar system from actual planetary materials (moon rocks, meteorites, comet dust) measured in laboratories at Washington University and elsewhere.