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Puente-Ladron

Puente-Ladron is an ordinary (L6) chondrite found in Socorro County, New Mexico by Harvey H. Nininger. On May 17, 1944, H.H. Nininger stopped for a bit of lunch on a lonely stretch of New Mexico highway and, as was his habit, scanned the area around him for meteorites while eating. “I started on, but turned […]

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Where are we now: Daniel Dunlap

Catch up with Center alumni through this periodic feature! Dr. Daniel Dunlap received his doctoral degree in 2019, from the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. His Center research and dissertation (Chronology of Planetesimal Differentiation Based on the Timing of Achondrite Formation in the Early Solar System) focused on timescales of igneous activity in […]

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Moore County

April's Meteorite of the Month is Moore County, an achondrite (eucrite-cm) meteorite that fell the evening of April 21, 1913, in North Carolina. The Moore County fall was accompanied by a "rumbling and zooming" noise, with "no distinct explosions", according to eye witness accounts, and was recovered from a freshly plowed field near Carthage, North […]

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Where are we now: Karen Rieck

Catch up with Center alumni through this periodic feature! Dr. Karen Rieck has been analyzing solar wind samples from the NASA Genesis mission, using secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) since 2008 to understand the elemental and isotopic fractionation of the solar wind in order to use Genesis samples to determine the true solar photospheric composition […]

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