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Shining a light on Solar System geology

Synchrotron instrument scientists Dr Helen Brand will be presenting on her planetary research to coincide with the anniversary of the moon landing.

Fri 19 Jul at 6.30pm - Fri 19 Jul at 7.30pm
No cost to attend
Venue University of Melbourne
Basement Theatre B/Glyn Davis Building
Masson Road Melbourne Vic
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With the arrival of space flight, humanity is learning about the geology of the planets and moons in the Solar System by visiting them. Meanwhile, back on Earth, scientists use exquisite machines called particle accelerators – such as the Australian Synchrotron – to build small pieces of a planet and shine light on planetary and lunar processes and origins. 

Dr Helen Brand will describe how we can use Victorian minerals to reveal the secrets of the Solar System.