Center for Meteorite Studies

This March, several members of the Center for Meteorites Studies presented new findings at the 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), in Texas.  The Center's presentations covered a range of topics in meteoritics and cosmochemistry, including meteorites from Mars and Vesta, carbonaceous chondrites, meteorite petrology, the solar wind, and processes in the early Solar System.

Click on the LPSC presentation and poster titles below to learn more about current research at the Center!

IMG_6811Current and former Center students, researchers and affiliates at LPSC 2015. Photo: ASU/CMS.

Impact History on Vesta: Petrographic, Compositional and Future Chronological Studies of Melt Clasts in Howardites
J. A. Cartwright, D. W. Mittlefehldt, K. V. Hodges, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #1452

Petrology of Ungrouped and Anomalous Achondrites SaU 493, NWA 4470, NWA 6962, and NWA 5297
D. R. Dunlap, Y. J. Ku, L. A. J. Garvie, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2570

Resolved Time Difference Between Calcium Aluminum Rich Inclusions and Their Wark Lovering Rims Inferred from Al-Mg Chronology of Two Inclusions from a CV3 Carbonaceous Chondrite
P. Mane, M. Bose, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2898

Chromium and Titanium Isotope Systematics of Allende CAIs
C. M. Mercer, A. K. Souders, S. J. Romaniello, C. D. Williams, G. A. Brennecka, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2920

Hydrogen Isotope Systematics of Nominally Anhydrous Phases in Martian Meteorites
K. Tucker, R. Hervig, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2915

Genesis Solar Wind Sample 61422: Experiment in Variation of Sequence of Cleaning Solvent for Removing Carbon-Bearing Contamination
J. H. Allton, K. R. Kuhlman, K. K. Allums, C. P. Gonzalez, A. J. G. Jurewicz, D. S. Burnett, D. S. Woolum
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #1896

U-Th-Pb and Rb-Sr Systematics of Allende FUN CAI CMS-1
Y. Amelin, C. D. Williams, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2355

Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry of the Tissint Meteorite
J. B. Balta, M. E. Sanborn, A. Udry, M. Wadhwa, H. Y. McSween
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #1267   (
E-Poster)

Petrology and Geochemistry of New Antarctic Shergottites: LAR 12011, LAR 12095, and LAR 12240
J. B. Balta, H. Y. McSween, K. Tucker, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2294

The Search for Supernovae Fingerprints in the Early Solar System: No Signs of Live 126Sn in Allende CAIs
G. A. Brennecka, L. E. Borg, S. J. Romaniello, A. K. Souders, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #1813   (
E-Poster)

Constraints, Questions, and Future Directions on Volatiles in the Martian Interior: A Summary of the Workshop
J. Filiberto, D. Baratoux, D. Beaty, D. Breuer, B. J. Farcy, M. Grott, J. H. Jones, W. S. Kiefer, P. Mane, F. M. McCubbin, S. P. Schwenzer
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2064

Genesis Solar Wind Collector Cleaning Assessment: Update on 60336 Sample Case Study
Y. G. Goreva, K. K. Allums, C. P. Gonzalez, A. J. Jurewicz, D. S. Burnett, J. H. Allton, K. R. Kuhlman, D. Woolum
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2333

Microimaging Spectroscopy for the Exploration of Small Bodies: First Laboratory Measurements of Carbonaceous Chondrite and HED Meteorites and a Proposed M6 Instrument for In Situ Measurement
R. O. Green, B. L. Ehlmann, A. A. Fraeman, D. Blaney, Y. Liu, N. L. Chabot, S. Murchie, M. Wadhwa, C. D. K. Herd, M. A. Velbel, P. Mouroulis, B. Van Gorp
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2154

Estimate of Solar Wind Hydrogen Fluence from the Genesis Collectors
G. R. Huss, R. C. Ogliore, A. J. G. Jurewicz, D. S. Burnett, K. Nagashima
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2577

Multiple Generations of Fractionated Hibonite-Rich CAIs Sampled the Solar Nebula at Different Degrees of Isotopic Heterogeneity
L. Kööp, A. M. Davis, P. R. Heck, N. T. Kita, A. N. Krot, P. Mane, K. Nagashima, D. Nakashima, C. Park, T. J. Tenner, M. Wadhwa
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2750

The Problem with the Estimated Re/Os Ratio of the Solar Nebula
M. Sharma, A. Jurewicz, D. Burnett
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2361

Grazing Incidence X-Ray Fluorescence Measurements of Genesis Sample 30580 for Determination of Manganese and Nickel Fluences
M. Schmeling, J. Davidson, P. J. Eng, J. E. Stubbs, A. J. G. Jurewicz, D. S. Burnett
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #2238

Impact of Acid-Cleaning on the Solar Wind Layer of Genesis Flight Wafers — Partial Dissolution and Recovery of the Lithium-6 Implant
N. Waeselmann, M. Humayun, Y. S. Goreva, D. S. Burnett, A. Jurewicz
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #1266

In-Situ Depth Profile of Solar Wind Helium from Genesis Diamond-Like Carbon
H. Yurimoto, K. Bajo, C. T. Olinger, A. J. G. Jurewicz, I. Sakaguchi, T. Suzuki, S. Itose, M. Ishihara, K. Uchino, R. Wieler, D. S. Burnett
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015), Abstract #1766


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