Asteroids, comets and meteorites
The group is mainly focused on the remote follow up of asteroids and comets, meteorites characterisation and in the study of meteoroid interaction with Earth's atmosphere producing fireballs. Experienced in multi-instrumental laboratory analyses and the characterisation of sample-returned materials, this group contributes to obtaining new answers on the role of minor bodies in the terrestrial enrichment in volatiles and organics previous to the appearance of life on Earth. They also have discovered the unique catalytic abilities of chondrites in the origin of life.
Senior institute members involved
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Josep Maria Trigo-Rodríguez