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San Francisco Mountains, IVA iron meteorite.  Image ⓒ ASU/CMS.

Iron Meteorite Dedicated to Class of 2020!

To welcome this year’s incoming ASU freshmen, the Center for Meteorite Studies has partnered with the School of Earth and Space Exploration to dedicate a meteorite to the Class of …

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 …

Greetings from the Sonoran Desert!

Members of the Center for Meteorite Studies recently participated in their own meteorite hunt!  The expedition was part of an experiment to quantify the chemical and isotopic effects of terrestrial …

Greetings from Iceland!

Center Director Meenakshi Wadhwa has just returned from a journey to Husavik, Iceland, where she was invited to speak at the Explorers Festival!  This is the latest in a series …

Behind the Scenes - iCap Q!

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 Ph.D. candidate …

Meteorites at ASU Homecoming!

Thanks very much to everyone who stopped by the Center's booth at the ASU Homecoming Block Party this year!  Our researchers and students had a fantastic time, and are already …

October's Orionid Meteor Shower

The annual Orionid meteor shower is this month!  While the meteor shower is active October 2 to November 7, this year's peak will be October 21.  At its height, you …

Digital Postcard: To Bennu and Back!

Center for Meteorite Studies Assistant Director Devin Schrader is a sample scientist collaborator on NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer).  He attended the mission launch at …

Did early impacts affect Earth?

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences takes a critical look at the Late Heavy Bombardment hypothesis, a theory resulting from study of lunar …

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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

Nuevo Mercurio

December’s Meteorite of the Month is Nuevo Mercurio, an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the evening of December 15, 1978, in Zacatecas, Mexico. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 57): …


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