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Messengers from Faraway Worlds!

Center Director Meenakshi Wadhwa recently spoke at the annual TEDxASU event, focusing on Innovation: The act of taking a new outlook on an old problem.   The event featured innovators focused …

Center Student Awarded NASA Fellowship!

The recipients of the prestigious 2017 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) have been announced, and include the Center's own Daniel Dunlap! Daniel's research involves the use of short-lived …

The Solar System's Oldest Sedimentary Rock is a Meteorite!

Center Meteorite Curator Laurence Garvie is first author on a new paper published in the journal Icarus. According to Dr. Garvie, the paper (Sedimentary laminations in the Isheyevo (CH/CBb) carbonaceous …

Nininger Student Travel Award Winners Announced!

The Center for Meteorite Studies and the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Nininger Student Travel Award. The goal of …

CMS Director on Hidden Figures Q&A Panel

ASU's Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing recently hosted a moderated question-and-answer session with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of …

Behind the Scenes: Furnace Drop Video!

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! Ph.D. Candidate Emilie …

Center Student Receives Dwornik Award!

Congratulations to Center Ph.D. candidate Cameron Mercer, recipient of the prestigious 2016 Stephen E. Dwornik Award! The award was endowed in 1991 by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to …

CMS at Lunar & Planetary Science Conference!

This March, several members of the Center for Meteorites Studies presented new findings at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), in Houston, Texas.  The Center's presentations covered a …

Sun Devil Giving Day is March 17!

March 17 is Sun Devil Giving Day – 24 hours to show the world what you can accomplish when you join forces to support Arizona State University! This day of …

Meteorites at the Arizona State Capitol!

Members of the Center for Meteorite Studies take space rocks to the 31st ASU Day at the Capitol! At this annual event highlighting ASU’s impact on the local community and …

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Meteorite of the Month


May’s meteorite of the month is Katol, an (L6) ordinary chondrite that fell over the town of Katol, in the Nagpur District of India, the afternoon of May 22, 2012. …

Graduate Student Spotlight: Emilie Dunham

Emilie Dunham received her B.S. in Astronomy (with minors in Geology and Physics) from Case Western Reserve University in 2014.  As an undergraduate student, Emilie worked with Dr. Ralph Harvey …

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