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Meteorite or Meteorwrong? Center Curator Featured in New Article

Center Curator and Collection Manager Laurence Garvie is featured in a recent story discussing meteorite identification.  The article, published in the Wall Street Journal, explores the recent national surge in …

2016 Nininger Award Application Open!

The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the application opportunity for the 2016 Nininger Meteorite Award for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research in …

Ask a Curator Day 2016

Ask a Curator Day was September 14th, but you may email ( or tweet (@ASUMeteorites) the Center with your questions anytime!  Ask a Curator Day 2016 is here! For one …

Win a tour of the ASU meteorite collection with Sun Devil Rewards!

Sun Devil Rewards is ASU’s gift to alumni, fans, students — the entire Sun Devil community. It’s a program that rewards you for your loyalty, enthusiam and Maroon and Gold …

CMS at Meteoritical Society Meeting!

This August, members of the Center for Meteorite Studies presented new findings at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society held in Berlin, Germany, with over 500 attendants from …

Congratulations to the Center's Prajkta Mane!

We are pleased to announce that Prajkta Mane, a graduate student in the Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, has successfully defended her Doctoral thesis, entitled "Isotopic Investigations of Meteoritic …

Behind the Scenes - Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer

Delve into current research at the Center with this periodic news feature, and catch a glimpse of what our students and scientists are working on right now! Center Post Doctoral …

Asteroid Alteration!

New article helps pinpoint alteration by water or heat on asteroids! Working with colleagues from the Carnegie Institution of Washington and Smithsonian Institution, CMS Assistant Director Dr. Devin Schrader has …

Welcome Dr. Vinai Rai!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vinai Rai has joined the Center for Meteorite Studies! Dr. Rai has extensive experience with a variety of mass spectrometry techniques for addressing …

New Center Outreach Program in Vermont!

Center for Meteorite Studies Research Scientist Amy Jurewicz has established a new meteorite outreach program in collaboration with the Montshire Museum of Science, in Norwich, Vermont.  Using touchable meteorites and …

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Graduate Student Spotlight - Prajkta Mane

Prajkta Mane received her B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Mumbai (St. Xavier’s College) in 2008, followed by her M.Sc. in Applied Geology from the Indian Institute of Technology …

Meteorite of the Month


September's meteorite of the month is Carancas, an (H4-5) ordinary chondrite that fell in Peru, the afternoon of September 15, 2007. To date, over 340g of material have been recovered. …

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