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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. We accomplish this 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.

News

Allende 50th anniversary

February 8th marks the 50th anniversary of the Allende meteorite fall in Chihuahua, Mexico! Quite possibly the most studied meteorite of all time (referenced in over 14,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers), Allende is a (CV3) carbonaceous chondrite known for its abundant calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions, which provide information on processes in the Early Solar System.  Allende also contains […]

ASU Open Door Feb 23

Join us to celebrate the sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts with ASU and Arizona families, at ASU's annual Open Door event! 1 PM to 6 PM, Saturday, February 23, 2019. Wonder what you will see and do? Check out a photo gallery of previous years' events, attended by more than 2,500 adventure seekers. As […]

Nininger Meteorite Award Deadline Feb 1

The Nininger Meteorite Award application deadline is February 1, 2019. Applications for the 2018 Nininger Meteorite Award, for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research in meteoritical sciences, are now being accepted! The Nininger Meteorite Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the meteoritical sciences as embodied by an original research paper.  Papers must cover original research conducted […]

Nininger Student Travel Award closes Jan 23

The Nininger Student Travel Award application deadline is January 23, 2019. The Nininger Student Travel Award supports travel to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) of up to 4 School of Earth & Space Exploration undergraduate and graduate students to present their latest results. For details on the award and application process, click here!

Apply by Feb 1 for the Nininger Meteorite Award

The Nininger Meteorite Award application deadline is February 1, 2019. Applications for the 2018 Nininger Meteorite Award, for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research in meteoritical sciences, are now being accepted! The Nininger Meteorite Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the meteoritical sciences as embodied by an original research paper.  Papers must cover original research conducted […]

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