On 6 February 2016, the skies of Eastern Zealand were illuminated by a very powerful fireball. In the Copenhagen area, violent Overlight was heard and shortly after, a flurry of meteorittes fell into the area around Ejby. The meteorite fall was the largest in Denmark and the second in the United Kingdom in just seven years. The meteorite was found to consist of primitive material from the origin of the solar system – about 35 million years older than our own planet.
In the lecture there will be told how we can use Meteorittes to understand how our solar system became – and what happens when the earth is hit by small and large fragments of any of the other bodies of the solar system.
The lecture will be followed by a special number of quant on the same subject that will be sent out to all Danish colleges.