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Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies

Sun Devil Giving Day is March 21

March 21 is Sun Devil Giving Day – 24 hours to show the world what you can accomplish when you join forces to support Arizona State University and the Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies (BCMS)! Every dollar counts, and your gift helps support our pursuit of new knowledge about the origin of our Solar System […]

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Center Student at NASA Space Grant Poster Session

At this year's NASA Space Grant Student Poster Session, Center undergraduate Sam Campbell presented research on Making Meteorites Accessible.   Sam is a NASA Space Grant student working with Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies Director Rhonda Stroud to expand public outreach, while working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Astrobiology and a certificate in Planetary Science […]

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Coolidge

Coolidge is a carbonaceous (C4-ungrouped) chondrite found in Kansas in 1937. According to Meteoritical Society classification, type-4 carbonaceous chondrites mostly have Mg/Si ratios near solar value, oxygen isotope compositions that plot below the terrestrial fractionation line, and abundant metamorphosed chondrules. At the Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies, collection curator and research professor Laurence Garvie deciphers […]

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Behind the Scenes: New tabletop SEM

See what Center researchers are currently working on in this special behind-the-scenes feature! Director Dr. Rhonda Stroud stands next to the Center’s new variable pressure and cerium hexaboride (CeB6) source scanning electron microscope (SEM). This state-of-the-art SEM comes equipped with backscatter and secondary electron detectors for imaging at resolutions down to 10 nanometers, and an […]

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