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Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies

Loanable meteorite boxes now available!

Did you know that the Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies offers loanable classroom modules focusing on The Origin of Meteorites? Module lessons and activities are aligned to the National Science Education Standards (Grades 5-12) and the Arizona Academic Content Standards, and modules can be loaned to K-12 and informal educators. Each module contains actual specimens […]

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Nobleborough

August's Meteorite of the Month is Nobleborough, an achondrite (eucrite-pm) meteorite that fell August 7th, 1823, in Maine. It was the first recorded meteorite fall in Maine, and the second ever in the United States. An eye witness mistook the sound of the meteorite's entry into Earth's atmosphere for musket fire, and a nearby flock […]

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Where are we now: Emilie Dunham

Catch up with Center alumni through this periodic feature! Dr. Emilie Dunham received her doctoral degree in 2020, from the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. Her research in the Center for Meteorite Studies focused on constraining the astrophysical birth environment of the Solar System, for which she was granted a NASA Earth and […]

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Chela

Chela is an ordinary chondrite (H4) that fell in the Kahama district of Tanzania around noon on July 12th, 1988. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 68), locals were alerted to the fall by a loud noise and detonations. They collected several of the fallen stones, and some were sent to the police and to […]

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