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Nininger Student Travel Award Winners Announced!

The Center for Meteorite Studies and the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Nininger Student Travel Award. The goal of …

CMS Director on Hidden Figures Q&A Panel

ASU's Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing recently hosted a moderated question-and-answer session with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of …

Behind the Scenes: Furnace Drop Video!

Delve into current research at the Center with this periodic news feature, and catch a glimpse of what our students and scientists are working on right now! Ph.D. Candidate Emilie …

Center Student Receives Dwornik Award!

Congratulations to Center Ph.D. candidate Cameron Mercer, recipient of the prestigious 2016 Stephen E. Dwornik Award! The award was endowed in 1991 by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to …

CMS at Lunar & Planetary Science Conference!

This March, several members of the Center for Meteorites Studies presented new findings at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), in Houston, Texas.  The Center's presentations covered a …

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Meteorite of the Month

Aioun el Atrouss

April’s meteorite of the month is Aioun el Atrouss, a diogenite (achondrite) that fell April 17, 1974, in southeastern Mauritania.   According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 56): A fireball …


Graduate Student Spotlight: Emilie Dunham

Emilie Dunham received her B.S. in Astronomy (with minors in Geology and Physics) from Case Western Reserve University in 2014.  As an undergraduate student, Emilie worked with Dr. Ralph Harvey …


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