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Krähenberg

Krähenberg is an ordinary (LL5) chondrite that fell May 5, 1868, in the Rheinland-Pfalz region of Germany.  The meteorite’s fall to Earth was well-witnessed, and described by English chemist Walter Flight in his 1875 publication History of Meteorites: "A single stone was seen to fall, the sky being clear and bright.  The noise of the […]

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Earth Day 2014!

Some fun meteorite facts related to the blue planet! Up to 300 tons of space dust (including micrometeorites) fall to Earth every day.  In fact, so much cosmic dust ends up in our atmosphere that an international research project called CODITA (COsmic Dust In the Terrestrial Atmosphere) has been formed to study it – you […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Meteorite Vault!

The Center's 30,000+ meteorites were recently relocated to a dedicated state-of-the-art meteorite curation facility.  Now, the Center's latest video takes you behind the scenes in the world's largest university meteorite collection! Want to see the meteorites in person?  See over one hundred distinct meteorites from the Center's collection – and touch a rock from space […]

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Meteorites Featured in American Pop Exhibition!

American Pop! Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond! January 17 – June 8 No admission fee Explore the ongoing influences of comic books, television, movies and science fiction on some of today's leading artists, scientists and academic professionals at the Tempe Center for the Arts! Meteorites from the Center for Meteorite Studies Vintage super hero […]

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