Characterization of two new Dutch meteorites in our collections, namely the Diepenveen carbonaceous chrondrite and the Broek in Waterland ordinary chondrite. Both meteorites provide information on the early days of our Solar System.
The first results on Diepenveen have just been published in Meteoritics and Planetary Research, with 26 co-authors. Highlights of the research include the special composition of organic compounds in this meteorite and its possible connection with C-type asteroids like Ryugu, the target object of the current Japanese space mission Hayabusa 2. This ties in with current research efforts in the Netherlands on the origin of life, within the context of the National Science Agenda (NWA) and the Origins Center.