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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

New paper by Center researchers

A new paper, published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, by Center Assistant Director Dr. Devin Schrader and Center Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Jemma Davidson constrains the background temperature of the protoplanetary disk in the first four million years of the Solar System!  Authored with Dr. Steve Desch (ASU) and Dr. Roger Fu […]

2019 Nininger Student Travel Award Application Open

The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the application opportunity for the 2019 Nininger Student Travel Award for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research in meteoritics and planetary sciences. The Nininger Student Travel Award supports travel to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) of up to 4 School […]

2018 Nininger Meteorite Award Application Open

The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the application opportunity for the 2018 Nininger Meteorite Award for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research in meteoritical sciences!   The Nininger Meteorite Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the meteoritical sciences as embodied by an original research paper.  Papers must cover […]

Meteorites at Homecoming - Nov 3

Join the Center for Meteorite Studies for the 2018 ASU Homecoming Block Party! Come out for the ultimate pre-game celebration this Saturday, November 3rd! Homecoming festivities begin at 9 AM, with a parade followed by the block party, filled with food, fun, entertainment, and more. Game time is 1 PM. For more information, click here! […]

ASU Now covers Center director's New Discoveries Lecture

Thursday, October 4th, ASU Now reporter Scott Seckel attended Center Director Meenakshi Wadhwa's New Discoveries Lecture, "Exploring the Solar System through Meteorites". Read the article and see photos of the event here!

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