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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.


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 […]

ASU grad understands the importance of science communication

Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration and Center for Meteorite Studies graduate student Emilie Dunham will be receiving her PhD in geological sciences this May. Among her many achievements, Dunham was recently selected for a 51 Pegasi b Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy, which provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct […]

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Jemma Davidson

Get to know Center researchers with this new periodic feature! Dr. Jemma Davidson is an Assistant Research Scientist in the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies (CMS) and School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). Her research focuses on the petrology and isotope chemistry of a wide variety of planetary materials, including interplanetary dust particles, meteorites […]

New online meteorite resources for at-home learning

Center affiliated PhD candidates Soumya Ray and Zack Torrano recently produced a new segment for ASU's Ask an Earth and Space Scientist website! Their piece, Meteorites: Space Rocks, covers meteorite origins, types, identification, and much more – all tailored for at-home learning. Ask an Earth and Space Scientist is an educational portal for students, teachers, […]

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