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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.


Center student receives Graduate Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that Ph.D. Candidate Soumya Ray has been granted a Graduate Excellence Award by ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Science. The college recognizes outstanding graduate students who have been nationally acknowledged through funded fellowships, scholarships, and grants. Eligible students receive funds to advance their research and are recognized at an […]

Meteorite Gallery joins 2019 Blue Star Museum program

The Center's Meteorite Gallery joins more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.                             Blue […]

Women astronauts? How ridiculous!

In a new article for the ASU Interplanetary Initiative Community in a Box Project, Center Ph.D. Candidate Soumya Ray writes that, "in building off-world communities, diversity and inclusiveness are not optional". "In writing this article, I was inspired by the question “what would you put in a ‘community-in-a-box’ to kick-start a vibrant, sustainable community in space?” […]

Earth & Space Open House – April 5

Join the Center for Meteorite Studies and School of Earth and Space Exploration for Earth & Space Spring Open House!   Friday, April 5, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM on the ASU Tempe Campus   Open House: Visit the Meteorite Gallery on the second floor of ISTB4, and touch real meteorites! From 7:30 PM […]

New OSIRIS-REx Nature publications

Center for Meteorite Studies Assistant Director Dr. Devin Schrader is a co-author on a new paper titled "Evidence for widespread hydrated minerals on asteroid (101955) Bennu", recently released in the journal Nature Astronomy as part of a special collection of OSIRIS-REx publications. Dr. Schrader provides sample science support for the asteroid sample return mission; read […]

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