AOES Geologist Featured in NOVA Documentary

Stages 1 and 2 of mineral evolution.

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Science at Mason and research scientist at Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory, is featured in the recent Nova episode “Life’s Rocky Start”. The show describes Earth’s earliest transformations from a hellish landscape of molten rock to the solar system’s unique (perhaps) cradle of life. This is also the topic of Hazen’s research and his 2012 book The Story of Earth.