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Chela

Chela is an ordinary chondrite (H4) that fell in the Kahama district of Tanzania around noon on July 12th, 1988. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 68), locals were alerted to the fall by a loud noise and detonations. They collected several of the fallen stones, and some were sent to the police and to […]

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Virtual vault tour with Laurence Garvie – June 29

Take a virtual tour of the world-renowned ASU meteorite collection with Center Curator Dr. Laurence Garvie During the June 29 ASU Marston Theater Virtual Night Sky Presentation! Register here: https://bit.ly/39kgrEG Click here for more information and details. This online event is free and open to the public. […]

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Where are we now: Audrey Bouvier

Catch up with Center alumni through this periodic feature! Dr. Audrey Bouvier was a postdoctoral scholar and faculty research associate in the Center for Meteorites Studies from 2007 to 2011. While at ASU, her research focused on unraveling the chronology of planetary processes that took place during the first few million years of Solar System […]

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Richmond

June's Meteorite of the Month is Richmond, an ordinary (LL5) chondrite that fell June 4th, 1828 in Virginia. After an explosion mistaken for a cannon boom, a rolling rumble was then followed by the fall of a small stone and the creation of ~30 cm deep crater ~200 m away from some workers in a […]

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