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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.


Ask a Curator Day – Sep 16

Thanks so much for all your questions for our curation specialists!  See the Twitter responses here, and sign up for our newsletter, here, to get alerts for all upcoming Center events! Use the hashtag #AskaCurator on Twitter!  You can direct questions to the Center for Meteorite Studies using @ASUMeteorites or you can ask general questions […]

Fall and classification of the Aguas Zarcas meteorite

Center for Meteorite Studies Meteorite Curator Laurence Garvie is featured in a new article published in the journal Science on the meteorite Aguas Zarcas. Aguas Zarcas is a carbonaceous (CM2) meteorite that fell in Costa Rica April 23, 2019. One 280 g (approx 10 oz) piece struck a dog house, and another 1152 g (approx […]

Take a tour of the meteorite vault!

Join Center for Meteorite Studies Interim Director Dr. Devin Schrader for a tour of the ASU Meteorite Vault!

Fragments of asteroids may have jumped the gap in the early solar system

This article originally appeared in ASU Now, and is reposted here with additional comments from Dr. J. Davidson. Using some cosmic detective work, a team of researchers has found evidence that tiny pieces of asteroids from the inner solar system may have crossed a gap to the outer solar system, a feat once thought to […]

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