The Arizona State University Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies (BCMS) is pleased to announce the search for the inaugural BCMS Meteorite Studies Postdoctoral Fellow. Early career individuals near PhD completion and up to 4 years post-PhD, with an interest in meteorites and related materials, are encouraged to apply. Come launch your scientific career in the […]
Angers is an L6 chondrite. This daytime meteorite fall occurred June 3rd of 1822, and the stones landed in a garden in the city of Angers, France, located approximately 300 km south-west of Paris. Following, is an account of the event as later related in the Edinburgh Advertiser newspaper (Scotland): Tuesday, January 14, 1823 ACCOUNT […]
Celebrating CMS Founding Director Carleton B. Moore
Friends and colleagues of the late Center Founding Director and ASU Regents’ Professor Carleton B. Moore gathered recently in the School of Earth and Space Exploration to pay tribute to his storied career and share memories. Speakers included BCMS Director Rhonda Stroud, School of Earth and Space Exploration Director (and former Director of the Center […]
Congratulations, Class of 2023!
Watch BCMS and Barrett Honor College graduate Xeynab Mouti describe the meteorite dedicated to this year’s graduating class, in the video below. Xeynab’s research in the Center focussed on investigating fine-grained chondrule rims in the Mighei-like carbonaceous (CM) chondrites in order to further elucidate their formational history, with the goal of determining whether such rims […]
May's meteorite of the month is Stannern, an achondrite belonging to the Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite (HED) group of meteorites, believed to have formed on the surface of asteroid 4-Vesta. Eucrites are the most common type of achondrite meteorite falls (vs. finds) and are believed to have formed from the cooling of magma on the surface of the […]