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The Center for Meteorite Studies (est. 1961) is one of Arizona State University’s first-established research institutes. Our mission is to create and share new knowledge in the field of meteoritics and allied disciplines through: 1. Cutting-edge research on understanding the origin of our Solar System and planets, including the pathways to forming habitable worlds. 2. Curation and distribution of one of the finest meteorite collections in the world. 3. Broad dissemination of the latest scientific results and education at local, national and global scales.

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Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Nininger Meteorite Award

The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the application opportunity for the 2019-2020 Nininger Meteorite Award for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research in meteoritical sciences! The Nininger Meteorite Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the meteoritical sciences as embodied by an original research paper; the recipient receives $2,000 […]

Congratulations, Dr. Zack Torrano!

The Center for Meteorite Studies congratulates Dr. Zachary Torrano, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation June, 30th!   Early Solar System Processes and Parent Body Relationships Recorded by Chromium and Titanium Isotopes in Meteorites Meteorites and their components can be used to unravel the history of the early Solar System. Carbonaceous chondrites are meteorites that […]

New paper on cosmochemistry advances from Antarctic meteorites!

School of Earth and Space Exploration Director Meenakshi Wadhwa, Center for Meteorite Studies Interim Director Devin Schrader, and Smithsonian Curator of Meteorites Tim McCoy are authors of a new paper published this month in the journal Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The paper, Advances in Cosmochemistry Enabled by Antarctic Meteorites, details the many […]

Apply for the 2019-2020 Nininger Meteorite Award!

The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the application opportunity for the 2019-2020 Nininger Meteorite Award for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research in meteoritical sciences! The Nininger Meteorite Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the meteoritical sciences as embodied by an original research paper; the recipient receives $2,000 […]

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