You may not realise it, but Earth is constantly bombarded by debris from space, ranging right from a beautiful meteor shower to the devastation of a giant asteroid impact.
These cosmic collisions can carve out huge craters and trigger mass extinctions of plants and animals.
They also give us vital clues about the way the Earth and other planets in our solar system were formed, even shedding light on the origins of life itself.
This brand-new exhibition takes a look at these fiery visitors and there’s even the chance to see and touch real space rocks in the ROG’s astronomy galleries!
Dates: Now until 29 August 2011
Venue: Astronomy Centre, Exhibition Space, Royal Observatory
Opening hours: 10.00-17.00 daily (last admission 30 mins before closing)