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Mosaic image of the asteroid Bennu composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2, 2019, by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

Space rocks in Copenhagen

Space rocks from all over the world, including pristine material which has been collected directly from asteroids in our solar system. is being analysed in Copenhagen by Professor Martin Bizzarro. He is Director of Center for Star and Planet Formation at University of Copenhagen and explains what we can learn from the material collected in space compared to meteorites on Earth. Will we have a space mining industry in the future? How old is our solar system really? Do we find traces of life on pristine asteroids in space?

Martin Bizzarro is interviewed by Science Journalists Jens Degett.

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The podcast is part of our project Danish Space Research II supported by Otto Mønsteds Foundation and Thomas B. Thriges Foundation.