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Oldest-ever igneous meteorite contains clues to planet building blocks

Scientists believe the solar system was formed some 4.6 billion years ago when a cloud of gas and dust collapsed under gravity, possibly triggered by a cataclysmic explosion from a nearby massive star or supernova. As this cloud collapsed, it formed a spinning disk with the sun in the center. Piece by piece, scientists have […]

Understanding Solar System history - new magazine article by Center student

Center Ph.D. candidate Emilie Dunham recently wrote an article for Meteorite Times Magazine.  The piece, Understanding Solar System History: CAIs in Meteorites, details Dunham's research in the Center as well as findings she presented at the annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society last year. A recipient of the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship […]

Center Director featured on NPR Science Friday

Center Director Meenakshi Wadhwa was recently featured on NPR's Science Friday, discussing the 2003 fall of the Park Forest meteorite. Listen to the interview here!

Meteorite Gallery part of 2018 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 Star Museums is a collaboration among the National […]

Center student receives Dwornik Award

We are pleased to announce that Center Ph.D. Candidate Daniel Dunlap has been awarded the Dwornik Award! The award was endowed in 1991 by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science. The Dwornik Award recognizes outstanding student presentations (in both oral and poster categories) […]

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