Reaction to Comets and Asteroids D.6.30

29 Jun

Historically humans have always reacted to comets, to asteroids. But perhaps, more importantly is the fact that an impacting asteroid or comet can fundamentally change biological evolution on this planet.

Asteroids and comets are also important because they are the remnants of solar birth. They contain the original composition and the original material from the solar worlds, and we can catch some of that material in the form of meteorites coming down. And so we can learn to test what we think is happening with solar birth, both in terms of both our solar neighbourhood and exoplanets neighbourhoods, by taking a look at pristine material, or processed material from asteroids or meteorites.

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