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2014 Nininger Meteorite Award Recipients Announced!

The ASU Center for Meteorite Studies is pleased to announce that Roger Fu, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the 2014 Nininger Meteorite Award, and Adam Sarafian, a graduate student at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution received an Honorable Mention for the award.

The Nininger Meteorite Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the meteoritical sciences as embodied by an original research paper.

Roger FuRoger’s paper “Nebular magnetic fields recorded by the Semarkona meteorite”, describes how a recently developed paleomagnetic technique known as SQUID Microscopy was used to measure the magnetic remanence (the magnetization remaining after removal of an external magnetic field) of eight dusty olivine-bearing chondrules from the Semarkona LL3.0 chondrite.

Adam SarafianAdam’s paper, entitled “Early accretion of water in the inner solar system from a carbonaceous-like source”, provides evidence that the water accreting in the very early inner Solar System had the same source-signature as carbonaceous chondrite meteorites and modern-day Earth.

Read more about the award, and this year's recipients' research, here!