Physics Seminar
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, 4:30 pm
Willet Science Center 101


Bruce D. Dod

Department of Physics
Mercer University



"Meteorites and their Impacts:
an Introduction to Past and
Impending Disasters"



Meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites all come in various compositions and sizes.  Many are small minor planets in their own right, while others are leftover dust and debris from comets and/or other solar system processes.  This talk will center around the major types of meteorites and their origins in addition to the results of their encounters with the planet Earth... which can be anything from the gentle settling of dust-size particles to massive extinction generators.

Please join us for light refreshments at 4:15pm outside WSC 109.