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BCMS at ExMag 2022

Meteorite Studies (BCMS) personnel recently participated in the fall meeting of the NASA-chartered Extraterrestrial Materials Analysis Group (ExMAG). ExMAG is a community-based, interdisciplinary group that provides a forum for discussion and analysis of matters concerning the collection, curation, and analysis of extraterrestrial samples, including planning future sample return missions. The virtual meeting focused on NASA […]

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Vermillion

Vermillion is an ungrouped pallasite that was found by farmers in Marshall County, Kansas, while planting a field (MB 80). Although the 34.36 kg meteorite was discovered in 1991, it was not recognized as a pallasite until 1995. Vermillion is an unusual pallasite in that it contains 86 volume-percent FeNi-metal and 14 vol.% silicate minerals, […]

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New research in the Center

The recent annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Glasgow, Scotland, included new findings from Center researchers. Click on the titles below to learn more about what we're working on! PRESOLAR OXIDE AND CARBONCEOUS GRAINS IN ASTEROID RYUGU AND IVUNA. J. Barosch, B. De Gregorio, R. M. Stroud, L. R. Nittler and the Hayabusa2-initial-analysis Chemistry […]

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BCMS Goes Camping with the SESE Class of 2026

After a two-year hiatus, Camp SESE made a triumphant 2022 return September 9-11. Historically this annual 3-day weekend retreat from the Tempe campus to the cooler climes of Tonto National Forrest has allowed first-year students in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) to get to know their fellow class members, and be welcomed […]

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