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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.


How did stony meteorites form?

Center Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Jemma Davidson was recently featured in Astronomy magazine. In response to a question submitted to the magazine's Ask Astro segment, Davidson provided insight into the of the formation of stony meteorites in the early Solar System. Read the article, here! Learn more about Dr. Davidson's current research, here! Photo: Fusion-crusted […]

Apply for the 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 […]

Fossil meteorites

Center Interim Director Dr. Devin Schrader is featured in an ASU Now story recently published by Knowledge Enterprise writer Mikala Kass. The story was published in celebration of Fossil Day and includes a great feature on the Center for Meteorite Studies and an explanation of fossil meteorites. “[They give] a history of what’s been hitting the […]

Meteorite Gallery featured in Phoenix New Times Best of 2020

The ASU Center for Meteorite Studies Gallery recently received the distinction of Best Place to See Meteorites, bestowed by the Phoenix New Times, and featured in their Best of Phoenix 2020 publication.   We can't help but agree. Read the Phoenix New Times Best of 2020 entry, here. Learn more about the Meteorite Gallery, here. […]

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