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Richmond

June's Meteorite of the Month is Richmond, an ordinary (LL5) chondrite that fell June 4th, 1828 in Virginia. After an explosion mistaken for a cannon boom, a rolling rumble was then followed by the fall of a small stone and the creation of ~30 cm deep crater ~200 m away from some workers in a […]

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Center joins Blue Star Museums 2022

The Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies is pleased to announce that we have once again joined museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families throung Monday, September 5, 2022. Find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Blue Star Museums is […]

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Where are we now: Michelle Minitti

Catch up with Center alumni through this periodic feature! Dr. Michelle Minitti was Assistant Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies from 2005 to 2012, and also served as Interim Director in 2006. While at the Center, Dr. Minitti used Martian analogs to investigate Martian meteorites and their context in Mars remote sensing datasets, as […]

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BCMS Researcher Visits the UK’s Winchcombe Meteorite

BCMS undergraduate researcher, Xeynab Mouti Al-Hashimi, recently visited London’s Natural History Museum (NHM) where the UK’s latest meteorite fall, Winchcombe, is currently on display. The Winchcombe meteorite, a carbonaceous chondrite, fell in Gloucestershire, England on February 28th, 2021. Fragments were quickly recovered in the village of Winchcombe, some of which were found within twelve hours […]

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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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