Jemma Davidson Discussed the Early Solar System at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Colloquium at The University of Arizona

Jemma Davidson, a postdoctoral associate at DTM, gave an invited talk on her work involving, "Early Solar System Material: Formation, Evolution and Exploration," at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Colloquium at The University of Arizona.

Abstract: The study of pristine planetary materials, such as interplanetary dust particles and chondritic meteorites, provides us with the opportunity to explore the chemistry of the early Solar System and identify matter inherited from the interstellar medium. By characterizing the organic matter, presolar grains, and mineralogy within these samples we can not only identify the least altered extraterrestrial material and investigate its formation conditions, but we can also trace parent body alteration and determine how this material evolved. Davidson discussed combined microscopy, spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry studies of early Solar System materials.