ASIAA Summer Students Program
ASIAA Summer Student Program 2022
July 1 - August 31

2022 Project Description

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How to build the Solar System???
This project can be carried out remotely.

Experimental astrophysics


Hsien Shang, Der-Chuen Lee, Daniel Harsono, Ming-Jye Wang
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Task Description and Goals

Topics: Meteorites, Planet formation, the Solar System, Laboratory experience, Hands-on experience

Do you want to touch a meteorite? This summer we provide the opportunity for you to have hands-on experience to examine meteorites in the laboratory. You will prepare meteoritic samples to study the building blocks of the Solar System and life. Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Sulfur (CHONS) are important elements in forming a planetary system. In the lab, it will be possible to map how many of these elements are present in meteorites. By keeping track of these elemental abundances, we can reconstruct how the Solar System formed. You will look for clues that are hidden in the nanoscale parts of the meteorite. We have a large sample of meteorites available for your study. Come and join us in hunting the clues into the origin of the Solar System and life. Contact us for more information. See: NanoSIMS Lab

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