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Science & Tech | World Space Week

Monica Grady: 1969 And All That

Monica Grady is Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University, where she studies the origin and evolution of the Solar System through measurement of meteorites.

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong took one small step on the Moon. It is also the anniversary of the fall of two important meteorites (Allende and Murchison), the first observation of Mars’ ice-caps, the discovery of comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko and recovery of the first cache of Antarctic meteorites. In her talk at bluedot 2019, Monica explored her connection with each of these events, and how they have changed our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System.