Center for Meteorite Studies

This September, graduate students Prajkta Mane (Ph.D. candidate) and Kera Tucker (M.S. candidate) represented the Center at the 77th annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society, in Casablanca, Morocco.

Mane's presentation focusses on Zr isotope systematics of Allende CAIs (Calcium-Aluminum-rich Inclusions), and Tucker discussed hydrogen isotope systematics of maskelynite in the Los Angeles shergotite.

The Meteoritical Society comprises over 1000 researchers and scientists from around the world, with a focus on meteorites, impact craters, cosmic dust, comets, samples returned by space missions, and the origins of the Solar System.

In addition to hosting yearly workshops and conferences, the Meteoritical Society maintains the Meteoritical Bulletin, an international database of all recognized meteorites, and publishes the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science.


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