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Where are we now? Greg Brennecka

Catch up with Center alumni through this periodic feature! Dr. Greg Brennecka graduated with a PhD from ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration in 2011. His dissertation research was focused on using isotopes of the element uranium to better understand the history of the early Solar System and how oxygen levels have changed over […]

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Landes

February's Meteorite of the Month is Landes, an iron (IAB-MG) meteorite found in West Virginia in the early 1930s. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 51): The specimen was plowed up in a hillside cornfield one mile east of the Landes Post Office about 35 to 40 years prior to being called to the attention […]

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Where are we now? Matt Sanborn

Catch up with Center alumni through this periodic feature! Dr. Matthew Sanborn received his doctoral degree in 2012, from the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. His dissertation research in the Center (The petrogenesis of angrites and martian meteorites inferred from isotope and trace element systematics) focused on understanding the petrogenesis of angrite meteorites […]

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Leighton

January's Meteorite of the Month is Leighton, an ordinary (H5) chondrite that fell in Alabama in 1907. According to the Field Museum's Oliver Cummings Farrington (1910): This meteorite fell at 8 P. M., Sunday, January 12, 1907, eight miles south of Leighton, Colbert County, Alabama. The exact place of fall was near the old Bethel […]

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