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  • Asteroid Flyby!

    Monday, January 26, asteroid 2004 BL86 is flying past Earth at the short distance of 1.2 million kilometers (over 745,500 miles), at the closest point of its trajectory.  That's just …

    2014 Nininger Meteorite Award

    The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the application opportunity for the 2014 Nininger Meteorite Award for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research in …

    Happy New Year!

    Wishing you All the best in 2015! from the Center for Meteorite Studies Northwest Africa 7611 is a lunar meteorite found near the Moroccan/Algerian border in May of 2012.  The …

    The Dunes of Titan

    Experiments with the high pressure wind tunnel at Arizona State University’s Planetary Aeolian Laboratory provide key data for understanding dunes on Saturn’s moon Titan. Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is one …

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Graduate Student Spotlight

Daniel Dunlap

Daniel Dunlap received his B. S. from the University of Tennessee in 2013, and is currently enrolled in the second year of his Ph. D. at ASU.  As an undergraduate …

Meteorite of the Month


January’s Meteorite of the Month is Pultusk, an H5 chondrite that fell January 30, 1868, near the town of Pultusk in northeastern Poland.  One of the largest meteorite showers in …

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