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Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunities!

The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for 2 Postdoctoral Research Associates.  Click here for details!

Congratulations Dr. Cameron Mercer!

Congratulations to Dr. Cameron Mercer, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis June 13th!  Dr. Mercer will next undertake a post-doctoral position in ASU's School of Earth & Space Exploration, performing …

Center to participate in Blue Star Museums program!

The Center's Meteorite Gallery is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National …

2016 Nininger Meteorite Award Recipient Announced!

The ASU Center for Meteorite Studies is pleased to announce that Emily Worsham, a graduate student at the University of Maryland, is the recipient of the 2016 Nininger Meteorite Award. …

The Arizona Fireball Has a Name!

Far out in the asteroid belt, more than 200 million miles from Earth, an asteroid the size of a Volkswagen Beetle lazily orbited the sun. Then something — we’ll never …

ASU's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Hit by Meteoroid!

On October 13, 2014, something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).  The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of …

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 high-resolution …

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 …
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Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunities!

The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for 2 Postdoctoral Research Associates.  Click here for details!




Meteorite of the Month

Dishchii’bikoh

June's Meteorite of the Month is Dishchii’bikoh, an (LL7) ordinary chondrite that fell the morning of June 2, 2016, near the eastern Arizona community of Cibecue. Photo: ASU/CMS. From the …


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