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Dr Queenie Chan on BBC The Sky at Night’s Space Rock Return special

Dr Queenie Chan on BBC The Sky at Night’s Space Rock Return special

  • Date09 April 2024

Dr Queenie Chan was filmed in the lab at Queen’s Building in March discussing alien salt found in the Bennu asteroid sample for the latest edition of The Sky at Night on BBC Four.

Dr George Dransfield meets up with Dr Queenie Chan to take a closer look at what's inside alien salt.

Dr Queenie Chan (left) meets Dr George Dransfield (right) to look at what's inside alien salt. (photo courtesy of BBC)

BBC The Sky at Night came to Royal Holloway in March to interview Dr Queenie Chan from the Department of Earth Sciences. Queenie has recently been involved in the analysis of samples from the carbon rich asteroid Bennu brought back to earth by NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, and the interview with her took place at the Astromaterials Lab in the Queen’s Building. The show aired on BBC Four at 9.30pm on Monday 8 April. The show is repeated on 11th April and on BBC iplayer.

Watch here (BBC episode  - external link)

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