A fragment of the Winchcombe meteorite
A fragment of the Winchcombe meteorite
Credit: Trustees of the Natural History Museum, NHM

New analysis of Winchcombe meteorite

Exoplanets and planetary physics
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Departments of Physics and Earth Sciences have contributed to a highly detailed analysis of the Winchcombe meteorite which fell to Earth last year. The results, published today in Science Advances, shed light on early solar system conditions and support the theory that meteorites catalysed the emergence of life on Earth.