Eyes on the skies! Astrogeologist explains why space rocks are so important
Meteorites and asteroids are not all rock and roll.
Professor Gretchen Benedix holding a sample of the Bunburra Rockhole meteorite.Space Science and Technology Centre - Johan63/iStock
From the get-go, I asked Professor Gretchen Benedix how she would describe her job to a child.
"I study rocks from space - I try to understand where we come from by looking at compositions of rocks from space," she says.
As an astrogeologist and cosmic mineralogist, Benedix has the privilege to get up close and personal with meteorites.
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