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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.


Alumna Dr. Emilie Dunham awarded 51 Pagasi b Fellowship

The Heising-Simons Foundation has announced that ASU Center for Meteorite Studies and School of Earth and Space Exploration alumna Dr. Emilie Dunham has been selected for a 51 Pegasi b Fellowship in planetary astronomy. Established in 2017 and named for the first exoplanet discovered orbiting a Sun-like star, the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship provides exceptional […]

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Amy Jurewicz

Get to know Center researchers with this new periodic feature! Dr. Amy Jurewicz is an Assistant Research Profes­sor in the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies (CMS) and School of Earth and Space Exploration. Her research in the Center is focused on the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of materials from the NASA Genesis mission, which collected solar wind samples for two years […]

Postponed: Sun Devil Giving Day

  March 19 is Sun Devil Giving Day – 24 hours to show the world what you can accomplish when you join forces to support Arizona State University!   This day of giving is a way for you to support the Center for Meteorite Studies (CMS). Every dollar counts, and your gift helps support our […]

Center researcher classifies new meteorite

Center for Meteorite Studies Collection Manager Dr. Laurence Garvie recently classified a new meteorite. Zhob is an ordinary (H3-4) chondrite, that fell the evening of January 9, 2020, near Baluchistan, Pakistan. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 109): A bright fireball followed by sonic booms was seen and heard around the northern part of the […]

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