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The Center for Meteorite Studies (est. 1961) is one of Arizona State University’s first-established research institutes. Our mission is to create and share new knowledge in the field of meteoritics and allied disciplines through: 1. Cutting-edge research on understanding the origin of our Solar System and planets, including the pathways to forming habitable worlds. 2. Curation and distribution of one of the finest meteorite collections in the world. 3. Broad dissemination of the latest scientific results and education at local, national and global scales.


CMS60: Dishchii’bikoh Ts’iłsǫǫsé Tsee

To celebrate of 60 years of the Center for Meteorite Studies, we’re posting stories of historical Center events, new research initiatives, exciting outreach programs, conservation and growth of the Center’s invaluable meteorite collection. We invite you to follow us on social media, and share your memories and photos of the Center for Meteorite Studies using […]

Ask A Curator Day – Sep 15

Thanks for all your fantastic questions – follow us on Twitter or sign up for our monthly updates for info on upcoming events. #Askacurator is open to everyone: Museums, galleries, National Trust, Theatres, and more. You can ask anything that you’re curious about or want more information on. What’s it like to be a curator? How […]

2020 Nininger Meteorite Award winners announced

The ASU Center for Meteorite Studies is pleased to announce that Clara Maurel, a Ph.D. Candidate in the MIT School of Science is the recipient of the 2020 Nininger Meteorite Award, and Soumya Ray, a Ph.D. Candidate in the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration received an Honorable Mention for the award. The Nininger […]

New publications

2021 has been a busy year at the Center for Meteorite Studies, and we're excited to share our new research publications with you – we're working on everything from carbonaceous chondrites, to the Solar Wind, to samples returned from asteroid missions! Read on for a selection of new papers published by our researchers, and find […]