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School of rocks

GRETCHEN BENEDIX
Credit: Gretchen Benedix / author provided

How are we here? Why is the Earth the way it is? The way life arose in our solar system remains a fascinating mystery. Beset but not daunted by kangaroo scat, this astrogeologist – an alumna of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute – is piecing together the origins of life on Earth, meteorite by meteorite.

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